Eczema is a term used to describe a group of inflamed skin conditions that result in chronic itchy rashes. About 15 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of eczema, including 10-20% of all infants. Symptoms often include dry, red, itchy patches on the skin which break out in rashes when scratched.
If you have eczema, it is important to take good care of your skin. Take warm (not hot!) baths on a regular basis and immediately apply moisturizers afterward will help keep your skin moist. In order for prescription medications to be most effective, a proper bathing and moisturizing regimen is required.