There is a lot of information about eczema on the internet and in books, magazines, newspapers, doctor's waiting rooms, etc. While this information is largely helpful, information from different sources can be conflicting and confusing. This quick guide, is a guide to what eczema is, what causes it and how it can be treated. Eczema is a complex condition with differences between the people and the ages of those that have it. As you will see, eczema is not a clear-cut condition and not as simple as having it or not having it; there are lots of elements to it with different types, causes and treatments. There is also an overlap of the types, causes and treatments so as you will see understanding eczema can be quite tricky and at times frustrating.
Although a lot is understood about eczema scientific research is ongoing to find out everything there is to know about it so that our knowledge of what causes it and how it might be best treated can be continually improved.
Hopefully the information within this website will introduce you to eczema, give you an insight into it and aid your understanding of it. It is important to discuss your eczema with your doctor though as he or she will be able to tailor advice specifically for your eczema or a member of your family's eczema.Last Updated 24-03-2009