NEW YORK : Water damage in living rooms or children’s bedrooms, as confirmed by infrared cameras, could be associated with worse eczema in children, says a new study. Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, results in itchy scaly skin. It often affects children, especially during the first year of life. Moisture problems in the home can come from poor ventilation, high humidity or from wet weather and floods. Water damage has long been associated with respiratory problems and asthma, but previous studies on water damage or mold growth on “atopic dermatitis” have shown mixed results.­