There are several types of eczema. Most common are:

Atopic dermatitis

Often beginning in childhood, could be associated with seasonal allergies, asthma, and family history.

Contact dermatitis

Almost everyone gets this type of eczema at least once. Often caused by chemicals in skin care products or plants. Poison ivy is an example of allergic contact dermatitis. 

Dyshidrotic eczema

Tiny blisters on your hands, feet, or both is one sign of this type of eczema

Hand eczema

If the skin on your hands is dry, thick, and scaly, you might have hand eczema. Relief requires finding the cause.

Stasis dermatitis

Self-care is essential for getting this eczema under control. It’s usually related to venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Treatment of eczema depends on the type and severity. Patch testing is sometimes necessary for establishing the cause if Contact dermatitis is suspected.