Eczema by any other name would be called atopic dermatitis – either way it’s inflammation.
30 million Americans have eczema.
Eczema is a skin rash that often begins in early childhood. It can be mild to severe, localized to generalize. The itch can be so bad that you scratch until the skin bleeds – which makes it worse and leads to further inflammation. This is called the itch-scratch cycle and it is very annoying. In infants the eczema tends to occur on the cheeks, chin, scalp and trunk. Older children and adults tend towards the neck, elbow and knee folds, wrists and ankles.
Symptoms may include:
- Dry sensitive skin
- Scaly area
- Rough skin
- Areas of pigmentation
Eczema can be triggered by:
- Allergens – dust / pollens / molds / pet dander
- Foods – dairy / gluten / eggs / soy
- Contact Irritants – detergents / soap / cleaning agents / shampoos
- Bacteria / Viruses / Molds
- Hot dry weather and perspiration
For helpful information about Eczema for the National Eczema Association Link to: Starting from Scratch: Easing Eczema and Soothing Sensitive Skin. Part 1: http://youtu.be/JXTPaPUTYPQ Part 2: http://youtu.be/eN-rlLqQkRg
Another helpful website is: Easeeczema.org
We can help you identify what may trigger your eczema and help you get the skin you want.
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