CenExel FCR is seeking volunteers with eczema to participate in our clinical trial.
Eczema is a term for various different types of skin swelling, and it is also called dermatitis. Most types of eczema cause dry, itchy skin and rashes on the face, inside the elbows and behind the knees, as well as on the hands and feet. Scratching the skin can cause it to turn red, swell, and itch even more.
Although the cause of eczema is unknown, it is not contagious. It is likely a result of both genetic and environmental factors. Eczema situations may fluctuate over time, but it is often a long-lasting condition. People who have it may also develop asthma and/or hay fever.
Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema, usually found in babies and children, but adults can have it, too. As children with atopic dermatitis grow older, this condition may get better or even disappear. Sometimes the skin may stay dry, however, and get irritated easily. Treatments include various medicines, skin creams, light therapy, and good skin care. Learn more about eczema from MedlinePlus.