What is Eczema?

Eczema refers to a skin condition that results in red, chapped and itchy skin. Eczema is classified as an autoimmune condition, in which the immune system reacts against the body’s own proteins and molecules, as though it were an invading foreign molecule, resulting in skin rash and the associated discomfort. For more information on types of Eczema, please refer to literature describing your specific type of Eczema.

There are many types of skin conditions that are classified as Eczema, however, the common symptoms of Eczema are: itchy, inflamed, raised and bumpy skin. The list below shows some of the more common forms of eczema: