Itchy inflammation of the skin called eczema is associated with varying degree of other features like:
- redness of affected areas of skin
- generally dry skin, that often is thickened in the areas that have been scratched
- lumps or blisters in affected areas
- signs of superficial infection, such as weeping or crusty deposits.
According to doctors, the eczema is divided into small number of subgroups which mostly are based on the factors that cause the eczema in each patient. Still, it is important to mention that symptoms and appearance of the skin in all these types may be exactly the same.
In fact, this classification system is not perfect due to the fact that commonly it is difficult or even impossible accurately to say what caused eczema.
Moreover, when it comes to lines of treatment of the different types of eczema, they also are very similar.