Eczema is a term used to describe a broad range of skin conditions characterized by itchy and inflamed patches of skin.
What is Atopic Dermatitis?
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a skin condition characterized by dry, itchy, inflamed skin which can become an uncomfortable, visible rash. AD typically begins in infants and can be long-lasting. During a flareup, the skin becomes irritated, increasing the blood flow to the area is then followed by the appearance of an itchy, red rash. The tendency is to scratch the skin to relieve the uncomfortable itchy sensation. While scratching very temporarily relieves the itching, it can lead to skin infections and complications.