Education Resource Center: Symptoms of Eczema
The rash of eczema is different for each person. It may even look different or affect different parts of your body from time to time. It can be mild, moderate, or severe. Generally, people with eczema suffer from dry, sensitive skin. Eczema is also known for its intense itch. The itch may be so bad that you scratch your skin until it bleeds, which can make your rash even worse, leading to even more inflammation and itching. This is called the itch-scratch cycle.
Signs and Symptons of Eczema
- Dry, sensitive skin
- Intense itching
- Red, inflamed skin
- Recurring rash
- Scaly areas
- Rough, leathery patches
- Oozing or crusting
- Areas of swelling
- Dark colored patches of skin
You may have times when your eczema flares and times when your skin is clear. Only your doctor can tell you if you have eczema.
|Mild, moderate, and severe eczema|
Although you may be experiencing some or all of these symptoms, a diagnosis of eczema can be made only by your doctor.