Anyone who has ever suffered from atopic eczema will know that it can be a terrible affliction. Atopic eczema is an allergic inflammation of the skin which is very uncomfortable and irritating, and very itchy as well. Scratching will only make the eczema worse and more inflamed. This type of rash leaves the skin is dry and itchy and flaky. It might help to apply some ointment to it, but only for as long as it lingers on the skin. Eczema can be very traumatizing in social situations and it's easy to feel insecure when you are afflicted.