Red skin from Eczema

In people with atopic dermatitis, dry skin has a tendency to flair up

It can become red and inflamed. This is called a “flare-up” or active phase. Many people also have itchy skin in these periods, which is caused by the inflammatory response. In atopic skin, the barrier is impaired and therefore the skin is more accessible for microorganisms and irritants, which activate the immune cells to induce inflammation. The red colour of the skin is caused by increased blood flow as part of the inflammatory response.