Eczema is a long-term skin condition that causes the skin to become itchy, reddened, swollen and cracked in circular or oval patches. The exact cause of Eczema is unknown, but it’s clear it is not down to one single thing, however, we are aware of certain triggers that can cause it to inflame. Allergens such as dust mites, pollen, moulds, and foods are known to cause negative effects to those living with Eczema.
Other known triggers are Irritants such as:
- Soaps and detergents,
- Skin infections on dry skin
- Low humidity
- Sweating caused by heat
- Emotional stress
Eczema is recognizable by swollen patches on the skin that become blistered and covered with small fluid-filled pockets. These blisters ooze fluid at first but then become dry, crusty, cracked and flaky over time.
To help cope with the incessant itching, petroleum jelly can be applied to the skin regularly to keep it from staying dry and flaky. These patches may clear up on their own eventually however this can take years if not treated. It also is entirely possible that they can recur many times in a single lifetime.
The tried and true methods that help ease the symptoms are:
- emollients – to use all the time
- soap substitutes – to replace irritating soaps and cleaning products
- antihistamines – for seve re itching
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