Eczema is a term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. The most common type of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema. The term ‘eczema’ is used in two different ways. It can be used widely to describe any rash-like skin conditions. Or it can be used to describe atopic dermatitis, a chronic skin condition that commonly starts during infancy and continues through into childhood. Some people outgrow the condition while some people will continue to have it into adulthood.
CAUSES OF ECZEMA:
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) The cause of atopic dermatitis isn’t known. But most people who have it have a personal or family history of allergies, such as hay fever(allergic rhinitis). The skin inflammation that causes the atopic dermatitis rash is considered a type of allergic response.
SYMPTOMS OF ECZEMA:
The symptoms of eczema can vary from person to person. They may also change over time. Symptoms typically develop where contact with the allergen has occurred. In rare cases, symptoms might spread to other areas of the body.
Common symptoms include:
-a burning sensation or pain
-red bumps that may ooze, drain, or crust
-warm, tender skin
-eyelids are often puffy, red, and itchy.
-the itching may be so intense that it interferes with sleep.