Eczema is a term used to describe common types of dermatitis or skin inflammation. Most common symptoms are, 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 jewellery
- Xerotic eczema – Also known are ‘winter itch,’ a condition that worsens with dry cold weather. Usually seen on hands and legs with extremely dry skin.
- Statis eczema – usually caused by accumulation of fluid just beneath the skin. Generally 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 now to avoid it, lifestyle and diet changes, treatments to control eczema (when active), and treatments to reduce eczema patches