Eczema (Dermatitis)

Eczema is a chronic skin condition characterized by itchy, dry, red skin. It may progress to cracking, blistering, and oozing that may affect any part of the body. There are several subtypes of eczema including atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and contact dermatitis. Treatment is typically achieved through proper skin care, moisturizers, and topical medications applied to the skin. For more extensive cases phototherapy or oral immunusuppressive medications may be required.