Dermatitis, also called eczema, is a genetic or inherited disease in which the skin cannot hold moisture well and cannot keep out irritants. This results in dry, sensitive skin which will often itch, turn red, flake and possibly be inflamed. It mostly affects infants or very young children, and may last until the child reaches adolescence or adulthood.
Treatment Options: While there is no cure for dermatitis/eczema, there are effective treatments to manage the care of the affected skin. The main objective is to decrease skin breakouts and relieve the itching when it occurs. Antihistamines and moisturizers are often used to relieve the symptoms.