Also called: Dermatitis
Eczema is a term for several different types of skin swelling. Eczema is also called dermatitis . It is not dangerous, but most types cause red, swollen and itchy skin. Factors that can cause eczema include other diseases, irritating substances, allergies and your genetic makeup. Eczema is not contagious. The most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis. It is an allergic condition that makes your skin dry and itchy. It is most common in babies and children. Eczema cannot be cured, but you can prevent some types of eczema by avoiding irritants, stress and the things you are allergic to.