Eczema is a skin condition, which is common in both children and adults. It often affects people who suffer from asthma and allergies or have family members who do. One in five school-age children in Singapore has eczema and it is more common among the Chinese and Malays compared with the Indians and other races. In more than 50% of patients, the onset of eczema occurred before the age of 10 years.
Some common signs and symptoms of eczema include:
These symptoms are long-term in nature and they may recur after a period of apparent recovery. It is recommended that you see your skin doctor to discuss the symptoms, which you may have.