Eczema is a non-contagious condition in which the epidermis – the skin – becomes inflamed or irritated, causing dryness, itching, and red rashes often coupled with a scaly surface. While it is more common in infants and young children, eczema can affect any age group and must be diagnosed by a dermatologist. The severity and type varies from individual to individual. Those with allergies, however, show signs of having predisposition to this condition. Though typically outgrown after childhood, Adult Eczema does exist. The most common form of eczema is Atopic Dermitis, also known as simply Atopic Eczema.
Although there is no cure, eczema can be controlled with proper treatment: always consult your dermatologist before using any skincare products. Discuss with him/her an effective skincare routine to help minimize discomfort and prevent “flare-ups.”