Eczema is one of the commonest skin conditions seen in Singapore. It is commonly inherited and associated with allergic rhinitis and asthma. In childhood, eczema commonly affects the face and skin folds but eczema can also occur in adulthood for the first time. Dryness of the skin is a common cause and eczema can be aggravated by sweat, dust and stress.
Treatment options include:
- A personalized skincare regimen including soaps and moisturizers
- Topical creams both steroid and non steroid based
- Oral medications and dietary supplements
- Lifestyle Measures