Eczema is a broad term for a number of skin conditions that shows up as dry, irritated and very itchy skin. Some of the most common types of eczema include: atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, irritant dermatitis and nummular dermatitis.
Some types of eczema are more common in people who have seasonal allergies and/or asthma. Other types of eczema occur when the skin is overly sensitive to things that touch the skin such as cosmetics and preservatives.
Many types of eczema show up for reasons that we don’t understand. Eczema can worsen during certain seasons, most often in the winter. Those with eczema should use gentle soaps and plenty of moisturizers. Dermatologists can prescribe different creams and pills that can soothe and repair the skin.
Learn more at the American Academy of Dermatology: AAD Eczema