Eczema is a term used to describe common types of dermatitis or skin inflammation. The most common symptom is a red rash with swelling and blisters, or a persisting irritation with darker, thickened skin.
Eczema is common amongst children, especially those with allergies such as hay fever and asthma. The condition is usually hereditary and triggered by common household allergens.
Some of the common types of eczema are:
- Contact eczema – Reaction to irritants such are cleaning agents, cosmetics, fabrics, perfumes, and jewelry
- Xerotic eczema (Winter Itch) – A condition that worsens with dry or cold weather. Usually seen on hands and legs with extremely dry skin.
- Stasis eczema – This is usually caused by the accumulation of fluid just beneath the skin.Generally can be seen around the ankle area and is caused by slow blood circulation.
- Dry skin
Eczema is genetic and cannot be completely cured. We at Christell will guide you on how to avoid it, and offer advice on lifestyle and diet changes, treatments to control eczema (when active), and treatments to reduce eczema patches.