“Dermatitis” affects about one in every five people at some time in their lives. It results from a variety of different causes and has various patterns. Some causes include allergies, dryness, and irritation. Fresh new eczema findings include: redness, blistering, and oozing skin. Older eczema findings include: dryness, scaling, and cracking skin. Long standing eczema findings include: thickening and darker discoloration of skin.