Eczema is a common inflammatory skin disease usually characterized by itchy dry skin. There are many different types of eczema which can affect different parts of the body. Based on the type of eczema, we tailor a treatment plan that will best suit you. Before coming to see your physician for eczema you might first try mild soaps (Dove, Cetaphil, or Aveeno) and heavy application of fragrance free moisturizers. Antihistamines and topical cortisones are often prescribed to alleviate symptoms and control the inflammation. Most kids grow out of eczema but some continue to have it into adulthood. It’s also not uncommon to get eczema for the first time later in adult life which may be precipitated by medications, hormonal changes, environmental factors, and heredity.