EczemaEczema is an inflammation of the skin, also known as dermatitis, where skin becomes itchy, red, and dry. Sometimes the inflamed skin can blister and crack. Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema. The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it typically runs in families, and can sometimes be associated with an allergic response.
Treatments for eczema depend on first identifying the likely cause and can rage from anti-biotics for allergies to corticosteroids for dry skin.