Dermatitis / Eczema
Eczema is a general term for numerous non-contagious types of skin inflammation (dermatitis) and allergic-type skin rashes. Referred to as neurodermatitis, atopic dermatitis, or endogenous eczema, this skin condition is a very common and long-lasting skin disease that affects many people throughout the world.
Approximately 10-20 percent of children show symptoms as well as about 3-5 percent of adults. It is estimated that 65 percent of individuals develop symptoms in the first year of life and 90 percent before 5 years of age.
Indications include itching, scaly skin patches, and a rash, found in the folds of the arms, back of the knees, wrists, face, or hands. More severe symptoms worsen the condition. Continuous rubbing and itching exacerbates the sensitivity. This response leads to a continuous cycle of reaction from an over activated immune system.
There are numerous triggers that can promote additional inflammation and/or attacks. They include smoke, stress (physical and mental), milk products, citrus fruits, allergens (dust mites, pollen, animal hair, textiles), other skin sensitises, microbial infections and environmental changes.
Treatment involves helping to seal the skin from outside irritants and triggers and then help heal the skin, so it is better able to protect itself.
Treatments for Dermatitis / Eczema:
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