Eczema is a very common, non-contagious condition that can be identified by itchy red skin that is often described as scaly. Severe eczema can also blister, leading to discharge and if scratched, bleeding. Severity varies with each person, as does the cause.
Suffers should avoid SLS’s and other harsh sulphates that will irritate the skin further, instead opt for soap free wash products. Keeping the skin moisturised can ease the side affects, and sufferers may benefit from rich creams and balms that are free of essential oils.