WHAT IS ECZEMA?
Eczema means “erupt” or to “boil over” in Greek. It is a condition where the skin erupts into a reddish rash, characterised by severe itching, redness, scaling and loss of the surface of the skin. In severe cases, the skin may be infected. It affects people of all ages but is primarily seen in early childhood. Among others, eczema indicates the presence of an atopic disorder, which is rooted in “a hypersensitive immune system”.