Eczema often clears with age, but for some, it is lifelong and the symptoms can come and go. In atopic eczema, the skin may crack, itch, flake and feel rough. Light skin can become red with eczema, while the red doesn’t tend to be visible on people with dark skin.
For dry skin and eczema problems, it is important to maintain the skin with moisturizing cream, even during periods when the symptoms are less severe. This way you can prevent the problem and give the skin barrier the best conditions in order to stay soft and firm.
You may need to supplement with a cortisone cream to alleviate inflammation and reduce itching. Contact your health center or pharmacy if you have symptoms that don’t improve.