What is eczema?
Eczema refers to a group of conditions that cause the skin to become red and itchy. In some cases, the skin may appear cracked, and blisters and scales may form. There are several forms of eczema, the most common being atopic dermatitis, which is common in children and is often accompanied by asthma or hay fever. Other types include contact dermatitis (allergic reactions) and dyshidrosis (blisters on hands and feet).