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. Atopic refers to a group of diseases with an often inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions, such as asthma and hay fever. No matter which part of the skin is affected, eczema is almost always itchy. Sometimes the itching will start before the rash appears, but when it does, the rash most commonly appears on the face, back of the knees, wrists, hands, or feet.
Related Journals of Eczema
Journal of Allergy & Therapy, Journal of Aging Science, Journal of Pigmentary Disorders, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Atopic Dermatitis: Natural History, Research statistics in Atopic Eczema, National Eczema Association Support Community.