What is eczema?
Eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes flare ups of dry, itchy, and inflamed skin. Also called atopic dermatitis, eczema is not contagious and is common for people of all ages. Eczema impacts the skin’s moisture barrier, preventing the skin from retaining moisture and protecting the body and skin from external factors.
While there is no cure for eczema, there are effective treatments that help manage the symptoms of flare ups and keep the skin hydrated. Lifestyle changes can have a positive impact on eczema management and can lessen the impact of the irritating dry patches.