What are the symptoms of Eczema?
- The main symptom is itchy skin. Skin is often dry. Scratching makes the skin red, chafed, and thick.
- In infants and children the rash usually occurs on the scalp, knees, elbows, and cheeks.
- In adults the rash can occur on the creases of wrists, elbows, knees, ankles, face and neck.
- The rash is usually itchy, red and scaly. Scratch marks often occur due to the itchy nature of the rash. If one has this rash for a long period of time the affected skin can become thicker.
- The dry skin can worsen the itching and rash. An “itch-scratch cycle” can occur with rubbing or scratching the skin causing more irritation, and thus, additional itching.