Talking about eczema or dermatitis means talking about skin irritation, and this is a disease which commonly afflicts children. If we look at the research conducted in the UK, one of five children and one in twelve adults has eczema. Eczema has become a somewhat feared disease for some people. They associate the fear with the possibility of the inability to heal eczema. But before we let fear get the best of us, let’s take a look at the facts on eczema.
First, realize that Eczema is a non-contagious disease. You CANNOT catch it from someone else nor can you transmit it to other people. So if you have someone with eczema in your immediate family or in your circle of friends, you’re not at risk.
Second, Eczema can be healed by adopting the proper treatment. In mild cases of eczema, the skin is usually dry, scaly, red and itchy, while in more severe cases weeping, crusting and bleeding may be present.
Eczema develops mainly because your skin failed to produce the required amounts of fat and oil, rendering it less able to retain water. The protective barrier is therefore not as good as it should be. Subsequently, our skin will then become irritated as you can see in the illustration.
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If you watch the above eczema video, you will gain an understanding of what eczema is and how to treat it. My next post will further explain the known varieties of eczema.