Eczema is a very common skin condition that is characterized by redness, dryness, swelling, itching, cracking of the skin, and even bleeding in severe cases. The condition often affects infants; however it can affect adolescents and adults as well. Eczema may be genetic and is often triggered by reactions to the environment. Permanent scarring and infection can result from eczema that has not been treated. Our dermatologists in Newport Beach offer a variety of topical treatments, medications, and other techniques that can manage the symptoms of eczema. While there is no cure for the condition, eczema can be controlled so that discomfort and aesthetic effects can be minimized.