Eczema is a chronic disorder of the skin that results in an itchy and dry rash. It is also known as atopic dermatitis. It is the most common chronic skin disease in children and often improves with age. Eczema affects 20% of school-going children in Singapore1.
The skin affected by Eczema is usually itchy. It may be dry, red or both and usually lasts for months or longer. The front of the elbows, the back of the knees, the neck and the face are the areas that are most often affected.