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Your most common eczema questions, answered

What is eczema? Eczema is the name for a group of conditions that cause the skin to become itchy, inflamed, or have a rash-like appearance. There are seven types of eczema: atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, asteatotic eczema, nummular eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and stasis dermatitis. Why has my baby developed eczema? The exact cause of eczema is unknown. Researchers do know that children who develop eczema do so because of a combination of genes and environmental tri