Itchy skin, dryness, swelling, and discoloration are common symptoms of eczema, an inflammatory skin condition that can range from mild to severe. There are seven types that can affect anyone at any age, including newborns. If you have light skin, eczema may look red. If you have dark skin, it may look gray, dark brown, or purple. There are many ways to manage it, including topical drugs, phototherapy, and oral or injectable medication. A daily routine of bathing and moisturizing is important, too.