Eczema symptoms include itchy, red, and dry skin caused by inflammation. It’s most commonly found in children, although adults can get it. It is also called atopic dermatitis and is treated with oral medications, steroid creams and light therapy. It is not contagious, but persistent and unsightly, characterized by reddish, dry and extremely itchy patches. Most of the time, it comes with blisters, therefore scratching can cause the skin to ooze pus and create crusty scabs on the skin.