Eczema is a common problem that causes the skin to become inflamed. People often also call it dermatitis.
Eczema comes in many forms. But the different types of eczema tend to cause these symptoms:
Itching. The itching can be intense. The damage to the skin during eczema is often due to scratching.
Scaling. The surface of the skin can flake off, giving the skin a rough, scaly appearance.
Redness. The affected skin may bleed and appear blotchy.