Eczema is a term used to describe a group of inflamed skin conditions that result in chronic itchy rashes. About 15 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of eczema, including 10-20 percent of all infants. Symptoms vary from person to person but often include dry, red, itchy patches on the skin which break out in rashes when scratched.
The most common treatment of eczema is topical steroids and avoidance of triggers. Dr. Skellchock, MD, FAAD, PA wrote the chapter on atopic dermatitis in the Textbook of Integrative Medicine and uses every treatment possible to clear and prevent further outbreaks.