Symptoms of Eczema

Symptoms of eczema vary from one person to another and can change as a person ages. Babies and young children generally have eczema on their elbows, knees, scalp and faces. Older children and adults often have eczema on the hands, feet, arms, and the back of the knees.

Symptoms may include:

  • Dry, scaly patches
  • Red bumps with drainage and scabbing
  • Skin thickening
  • Redness and swelling of the skin
  • Large areas of discoloration of the skin
  • Sensitivity and tenderness
  • Infection when scratching breaks the skin

Complications of eczema include:

  • Dermatitis on the eyelids
  • Cataracts
  • Asthma
  • Hay fever
  • Fatigue from disrupted sleep

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