No matter how careful we are with proper skin care and hygiene, we sometimes develop certain skin problems. Eczema, for instance, is believed to be genetically inherited. Due to genetic abnormalities, some persons are prone to viral, fungal or bacterial infections which may be caused by sweating, repeated wetting and drying of the skin, low humidity and certain chemicals found in detergent, soap, and lotion. Eczema is characterized by intense itching followed by the appearance of a rash. Constant scratching may result to red or fluid-filled bumps on the skin. It usually develops on the folds of the arms and legs, on the neck or between the toes and sole. If you are suffering from this skin disorder, avoid scratching the rash as it will worsen the condition of your skin. Seek eczema treatment through the use of topical creams and hypoallergenic soap.