Eczema: Symptom and Causes


  • The skin usually feels dry
  • Some areas of skin are cracked
  • Many areas of skin are itchy
  • Itching usually gets worse at night
  • Skin becomes red and inflamed (swelling)
  • Areas of skin have small, raised bumps
  • Inflamed areas develop blisters and weep (ooze liquid) and bleeding sometimes


  • It is a combination of genetic and environmental factors
  • Weak immunity against viral, bacterial and fungal organisms, which may be genetically inherited
  • Coming into contact with rough or coarse materials
  • Exposure to certain household products like soap or detergent
  • Stress may cause the condition worse
  • Improper metabolism of fats in the body
  • Repeated wetting and drying of the skin (food handling)
  • Hard water

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