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Eczema is an inherited dermatitis that makes your skin itchy and red. It affects people of all ages, and tends to flare and clear up periodically. People with eczema may also have asthma or hey fever.


Symptoms vary, but look for dry skin, that itches, particularly at night. It can be cracked or scaly, or raw from scratching. There may be reddish-grey patches, generally on the hands, feet, upper chest, eyelids, and where your knees and elbows bend. Babies show it commonly on the scalp and face.


Eczema is manageable. Sometimes mild soaps and moisturizers does the trick, along with antihistamine tablets at night. We can also also offer prescriptions for medicated creams and ointments for more severe cases.

Questions about your skin? Ask our dermatologists online for £75.