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CAN YOU MANAGE ECZEMA?

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CAN YOU MANAGE ECZEMA?

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Certain types of soaps or detergents or even some types of food is causing your skin to become itchy!

 

Eczema, is a condition in which the skin turns out to be scratchy, red, dry and fractured. Commonly, atopic eczema is the most prevalent form. This form usually hits the knees, elbows, scalp, around the neck and hands. The condition usually comes in the form of flare-ups that fade after a while then back again, leaving affected areas of the skin temporarily darker or lighter after the illness has improved.1, 2

 

Why some might get eczema while others don’t, is still unknown. A combination of genetic and environmental factors are the causes to blame. Normally, symptoms out-break due to factors such as weather, detergents and certain types of food that are known to cause allergies such as dairy products and eggs. 2, 3

Atopic eczema is a chronic condition but the symptoms can be held under control, using moisturizers and topical corticosteroids. These might help in reducing symptoms of inflammation, redness and itching during the attack.2

 

References:

 

1.       Atopic eczema. Available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/atopic-eczema/ Last accessed 3/7/2019

2.       Atopic eczema. Available at https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/skin-hair-and-nails/atopic-eczema Last accessed 3/7/2019

3.       Mclntosj, J. What's to know about eczema? Available at https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/14417.php Last accessed 3/7/2019