What are some complications of Eczema?
Repeated scratching that breaks the skin can cause open sores and cracks. Your barrier is already different from the gene variation and makes it more likely for infection to ensue. Risk of infection from bacteria and viruses, including the herpes simplex virus.
Irritant Hand Dermatitis
This especially affects people whose work requires that their hands are often wet and exposed to harsh soaps, detergents, and disinfectants. I recommend people with a history of child atopic dermatitis to pick a work field that does not include the above.
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
This condition is common in people with atopic dermatitis.
The itch-scratch cycle can cause poor sleep quality, and irritability.