There are several types of eczema. A dermatologist can accurately diagnosis and treat your specific type. The exact cause of eczema is not known. People with allergies such as hay fever are more prone to having a certain type of eczema. It can also be hereditary.
A dermatologist can use skin biopsies and skin allergy testing to help determine which type of eczema may be involved. External factors such as sweating, extreme temperature changes, humidity, and seasonal changes can be triggers. It can occur at any age, but is most common in infants to young adults. Areas most often affected include: