According to Singapore General Hospital, 21% or one in five people in Singapore have eczema.
What is Eczema and what causes it? Is there a cure for Eczema? If not, what can we do to control and manage it? To answer these, the first step is to understand what eczema is all about.
Eczema is derived from the Greek word, Ekzema or Ekzein, meaning to break out, or boil over. It is an itchy, red inflamed rash on the skin that causes the patient to scratch persistently and viciously. It is one of the most common causes of dry, sensitive skin and it can be present in any age group, and affects both sexes equally.