is a very common source of dry skin, which is more prevalent in those who have allergies, either seasonal or otherwise. It is especially common in those who are otherwise atopic, which is the term doctors use to describe people who react aggressively to the surrounding environment. These people will have dry skin (eczema), asthma
, allergies, and other things that run in the same vein. Eczema is when the skin does not develop and slough properly, and it instead becomes dry and cracked. The best thing to do if you have eczema is to keep the skin very well hydrated. This can be accomplished by using large amounts of hand creams or lotions, especially right after bathing. This will prevent quite a bit of the trauma that can otherwise happen, which can allow bacteria a way to get into your body and cause other infections. That being said, the description of a red heat rash on the inside of your elbows that seems related to the heat might or might not be eczema, as many things can cause that sort of problem. Please speak with your doctor
to determine the exact cause and appropriate steps for treatment of your condition.