WHAT IS ECZEMA?
The word ‘eczema’ is from the Greek word that means ‘to bubble or boil over’. Eczema, also commonly referred to as atopic dermatitis, appears as an itchy, red rash anywhere on the body. Many people have it on their elbows or behind their knees. Babies often have eczema on the face, especially the cheeks and chin. They can also have it on the scalp, trunk (chest and back), and outer arms and legs. Children and adults tend to have eczema on the neck, wrists, ankles, and in areas that bend, like the inner elbow and knee.