Eczema or also known as dermatitis is inflammation of the skin. It is characterized by erythematous, itchy, weeping, vesicular and crusting patches. The term eczema is widely applied to a range of persistent conditions of the skin. These include recurring skin rashes and dryness that are characterized by one or some of the following symptoms: itching and dryness, redness, skin swelling, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or even bleeding. Areas of temporary skin discoloration may appear and are sometimes due to healed injuries.