Eczema symptoms include skin rashes, dryness, flakiness, bumps, fissures, peeling, redness, and itching.
Eczema is one of the most common skin conditions, affecting 7 percent of Americans. It starts in childhood (before age five), but some people develop it later in life.
Research suggests that eczema develops due to genetic and environmental factors that make it difficult for the skin to maintain a healthy barrier. When this happens, allergens and bacteria can enter and cause the following symptoms:
• Dry, sensitive skin
• Oozing and crusting
• Red, scaly patches of skin
• Rough, leathery skin