Eczema refers to a chronic inflammatory skin condition, characterized by dry skin, with patches that are red and intensely itchy. The exact cause of eczema is unknown, however, there are genetic, immunological and environmental factors that play a role. Eczema can come and go, and can migrate around the body; just as one patch clears up, another may develop. This is the chronic nature of the disease. When the skin cycles back to inflammation, the patient is experiencing a flare-up. Severe and recurrent cases of eczema can be treated at our clinic with a referral from a General Practitioner.