Eczema refers to a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed and irritated. There are different types of eczema based on what has caused the condition. These causes can be either external or internal causes. The exact cause of eczema is sometimes difficult to find, but it is thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body’s immune system to an irritant.

The skin becomes itchy, there is a red rash; sometimes associated with oozing and crusting of skin. Eczema is mainly diagnosed clinically by a dermatologist, sometimes with the help of certain allergy tests to determine possible irritants and triggers. Consult your dermatologist for early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of eczema.