What is eczema?
Eczema is a common skin disorder characterized by dry, itchy, scaly skin and rashes. Often occurring as a result of an immune system response to an irritant either through contact, inhalation or ingestion.
Stress and any other emotional discord may make eczema worse or awaken dormant eczema, but they do not cause the disorder.
The symptoms of eczema can include itchiness, redness, swelling, scaling, cracking and crusting. Scratching makes the eczema symptoms worse, the dry skin will become redder in colour and may even crack as a result of scratching. Scratching may also lead to infection and the more you scratch, the more it itches.
If one or both parents have eczema or other disorders such as asthma or hay fever, their children are more likely to develop eczema. In addition, about 75 percent of children with eczema also develop hay fever or asthma.
Can eczema be cured?
Eczema will, in most cases, clear up over time. Some sufferers will require treatment, for others it may seem to spontaneously go away, maybe as they grow out of it. However, most adult sufferers will find their skin remains sensitive throughout their life.
Tips to help control eczema
- After getting out of the shower, apply lotion, to keep your skin well moisturized.
- Avoid using very hot water that can dry skin and don’t take very long baths or showers.
- Don’t use harsh soaps or detergents that can irritate the skin.
- Try to avoid becoming overheated or very sweaty.
- Try to avoid stress.
- Keep skin protected against cold weather.
- Don’t wear itchy fabrics, for instance wool or some synthetic fibres these are known to irritate eczema.
Dermatique can help your skin. For best results, it is important to follow a daily cleansing and moisturising routine and to be consistent. We recommend the daily routine of cleansing the skin with Dermatique Bath & Shower Moisturising Oil and moisturising with Recuperating Cream on troubled areas and with Dermatique Recuperating Lotion on the whole skin to help nourish the skin.
This combination will help skin to go back into balance, stay soft and trouble free.
These products are available as a special pack here: Ezcema Starter Pack