Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is characterized by itchy, red, crusty patches of skin caused by inflammation. The term ‘eczema’ is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions. These include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of the following symptoms: redness, skin swelling, itching, dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking and oozing. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors.