Eczema is caused by a genetic abnormality, eczema is worsened by a damaged skin barrier and chronic inflammation in the skin.
A hypersensitivity to allergens in the environment leads to overactive nerve stimulation. As a result, the skin itches.
There is an imbalance between the natural oils and water in the skin. Plus, the skin does not have the correct amount of fatty acids. This means the skin barrier does not work properly to protect the body from the external environment.
Eczema is not curable, but it is controllable.
If there is weeping or crusting, see your physician immediately for testing.
Consult a healthcare provider to assess which treatment options would work best for you.