Dry Patches – Eczema
Eczema is a chronic (long lasting) condition that is controllable but unfortunately not curable.
It presents as itchy red rashes, which ooze liquid and accompanied by cracked and dry skin.
It can occur at any age. When occurring in children, it is called as atopic dermatitis.
Eczema can occur on any part of the body. It is non contagious.
Aggravating factors include, stress, dry weather, seasonal variation, focus of infection elsewhere in the body.
Treatment is in the form of oral and topical medication recommended by the dermatologist.
Keeping the skin moisturized is the most important aspect in preventive and corrective care.
Eczema is a chronic (long lasting) condition