Eczema is a common disorder which manifests as itchy skin and red rash.
In children, Atopic Dermatitis is the most common and chronic form of eczema, effecting most often the face, neck, behind the knees and inner arms.
Other common types of eczema include allergic and irritant reactions, reaction to sun or medications, and seborrheic dermatitis. Patch test is done when indicated.
Eczema is not contagious even with direct skin-to-skin contact.