Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory condition characterized by recurrent or persistent episodes of red, itchy, and dry skin. 

Eczema tend to worsen when scratched. Patches of eczema appear most commonly on the body, arms, and legs, elbows and behind the knees, but it can occur anywhere on the body.

There are many different treatment options for eczema. To reduce the itching, Dr. Monique Stengel may prescribe special creams or antibiotics if an infection is found.