Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. It is a long-term condition and often occurs in people with allergies or with a family history of it.
Source: Atopic eczema @ NHS Choices
- What is eczema? @ WebMD
Excerpt: Eczema is a condition that makes patches of your skin become dry, red and itchy. Scratching can make the skin bleed. It can also make the eczema worse.