Archive for the ‘Eczema’ Category
Eczema is a skin condition that usually occurs on the inner joints but in severe cases can burst throughout the body including the face. The skin reacts to a variety of irritants and allergies and breaks out in a red rash, itchy, dry and inflamed, usually in patches. Eczema causes intense scratching may cause bleeding and weeping wounds. The word “dermatitis” means inflammation of skin and is often used to describe eczema.
Cause of eczema
Eczema is very common, affecting up to one in five people and can start at any age. External factors can be a trigger, and populate the well often become aware of what sets off their eczema, such as a soap or a fiber or a factory, for example. A common substance is latex rubber: because eczema and dermatitis are dry skin conditions, many people try to keep their hands dry using rubber gloves, but this could make matters worse as gloves can be irritating. Port creams covered with cotton gloves underneath the gloves is ideal. Read the rest of this entry »