Eczema – what you need to know

I had the weirdest rash on my legs and I was afraid it could be an autoimmune disease like lupus or possibly psoriasis. I went to the dermatologist and found out that it was a very common rash which was eczema. Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a condition that makes your skin red and itchy. It’s common in children but can occur at any age. Atopic dermatitis is long lasting (chronic) and tends to flare periodically and then subside. No cure has been found for atopic dermatitis, but treatments and self-care measures can relieve itching and prevent new outbreaks. For example, it helps to avoid harsh soaps and other irritants, apply medicated creams or ointments and moisturize your skin. Eczema symptoms include itchy, red and dry skin caused by inflammation. Thought to be caused by an overactive immune response, eczema cannot spread from one person to another, according to WebMD. Eczema is almost always itchy, and most commonly presents on the face, hands, wrists, feet and back of the knees. Unfortunately at present there is no cure for eczema but it can be well managed. There are a number of ways to manage eczema, all of which begin with an effective skin care routine. Having access to accurate information is important, as this allows the person with eczema to make informed choices when managing the condition. Emollient is the medical term for a non-cosmetic moisturizer. Emollients are necessary to reduce water loss from skin, preventing the dryness normally associated with e...
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