Eczema is a medical condition that causes the skin to become inflamed or irritated. The skin of the affected person becomes dry, itchy, reddened and cracked. The most common type of eczema is the atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema. About 90 % of the eczema patients are under age 5. In children rashes begin on the face, hand, feet and scalp. In adults the rashes usually appear on the inside of the knees and elbows along with neck, hand and feet. This disease can be controlled with proper treatment.