COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A common dry skin condition that manifests during this time of year is eczema.
Dr. Paula Walker of Columbus State University answers these questions about this chronic skin problem:
*What is eczema?
A: Eczema is a dry skin condition that is characterized by extreme itching and inflammation.
*Who is often affected by eczema?
*What areas of the skin are most affected by eczema?
A: The legs, especially the back of the knees.
*What causes eczema?
A: The cause of eczema is currently unknown.
*What are the risk factors for eczema?
*How is eczema treated?
*Hydrocortisone creme, antihistamines, and avoiding scratching.
*How can viewers take care of their skin and minimize eczema's affects?
Watch the video for more details.