Yes and no. Eczema is defined as a chronic itchy inflammatory skin disease. There are many causes for eczema and it is labelled accordingly. For example, if it is due to an irritating environmental cause, it can be called contact eczema.
Atopy is a group of diseases including eczema, allergic rhinitis and asthma. We use the terms “atopic dermatitis” and “eczema” interchangeably as most eczema patients have a genetic predisposition for atopy or have eczema together with asthma and or allergic rhinitis.
To learn more about eczema, do come down to National Skin Centre's public forum on Eczema on 27 October 2018 to find out more!
Dr Lucinda Tan, Consultant at National Skin Centre
Ask Dr Lucinda Tan (National Skin Centre): Eczema
Eczema is a skin condition causing inflammation, dryness and an itch. It's common skin problem that affects approximately 10% of the adults in...READ MORE
The Complete Guide To Seeing A Dermatologist In Singapore (2020)
I'm writing this post because "recommend me a good dermatologist in Singapore" is one of the questions I'm most often asked by friends - Now I can...READ MORE