Eczema is a general term encompassing various inflamed skin conditions. It most often is characterized by dry, red, extremely itchy patches on the skin. Nearly 20 perfect of the world population is affected by eczema at some point during their childhood. It can occur on almost any part of the body and present differently for each person.
Eczema can cause extreme itching which is why many times treatment is done to prevent the itching. In severe cases, prescription corticosteroid cream may be prescribed.