Eczema in its most common form is known as Atopic Eczema and is a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. Atopic Eczema is seen most in children, usually being present before a baby’s first birthday. However, it may also onset for the first time in adults. It is categorised as a long-term (chronic) condition, although significant improvements can occur, or in some cases clear completely in some children as they get older.