Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition. While there are numerous forms of eczema, atopic dermatitis is the most common form, and it relates to allergic tendencies. The symptoms of eczema are patches of itchy, dry, red skin that can also appear cracked. Outbreaks of eczema usually appear on the face and extremities of the body. Eczema is a chronic condition that appears to have a genetic component, but it can be treated. Some common triggers that make eczema worse are emotional stress, heat and sweat. There is certainly no shortage of heat or sweat in Houston, Texas during nearly 7 months of the year. Eczema can be an emotionally draining condition for many patients, but a board certified dermatologist with experience in treating eczema can make all the difference. Anthony Nikko, M.D. is a prominent and well respected dermatologist who has had tremendous success in treating patients with eczema. If you’re at your wit’s end with itchy, red, and cracked skin, then contact Dr. Nikko’s office and let him care for you.