WHAT IS ECZEMA?\r\nEczema is a chronic skin condition that makes the skin red, itchy, dry and cracked. Flare-ups can occur on every part of the body. There are different kinds of eczema and the affliction varies from person to person. Regardless of the type, eczema can be a really challenging and distressing condition to live with. There is the psychological side: the visible symptoms make many sufferers feel self-conscious. But eczema also has a big impact on physical wellbeing, as the constant itching may lead to sleepless nights and fatigue. However, help is at hand and there are a number of over the counter treatments which may help to relieve the symptoms.