Eczema is a broad term that describes a number of uncomfortable skin conditions, with each one of these sharing redness, itchiness and dry, scaly skin as symptoms.
The most common type of eczema, atopic dermatitis, normally begins in children before the age of one and can, in some cases, become a long-term ailment. Also experienced for the first time in adulthood, eczema can be found on the face, scalp, elbows, knees and hands.
Many people who suffer from eczema have been able to identify triggers that make it worse but more often than not the condition originates from within. This as a result of your diet, food intolerances, hormones, environmental conditions and the result of treatment with some medicines including antibiotics.