What exactly is eczema?

The word “eczema” has two meanings. It can mean either of the following:

  • A group of conditions that causes inflamed, irritated, and often itchy skin.

  • Any one of the conditions within this group, such as atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, or stasis dermatitis.

Types of eczema

  1. Atopic dermatitis
  2. Contact Dermatitis
  3. Stasis dermatitis
  4. Neurodermtosis
  5. Nummular dermatitis
  6. Hand eczema

Mangement broadly includes moisturizers and immunomodulatory topicals and systemic, oral anti histamines , etc. Specific diseases will have few more management options which are dealt with seperately.