What is eczema?
Eczema is a common, chronic skin condition. While the exact cause is unknown, eczema may be caused
by a combination of genetic (hereditary) factors and environmental factors. While the disorder can
come and go throughout life, symptoms may decrease with age. Treatment and self care will help
relieve symptoms in most people.
What are the symptoms?
Common symptoms of eczema include itchy, dry skin. Scaling, redness, swelling, weeping, cracking, and
crusting of the skin may occur. It often affects the skin creases of elbows, knees, neck, face, hands, feet,
groin, and genitals. Itching may be worse during sleep.
What is the treatment?
Visit a Take Care Health Provider for a complete skin exam and review of symptoms and medical history
so that they may determine the right course of treatment for you. Treatment steps involve healing the
skin, preventing flare-ups, and treating symptoms when they occur.