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People with eczema do not have to be limited by their disease. Eczema is a disease that causes inflamed, itchy skin. It typically affects the insides of the elbows, backs of the knees, and the face, but can cover most of the body.
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An all-natural topical remedy to treat and heal eczema while promoting healthy skin. Eczema Control is a doctor recommended medicine that penetrates deep into skin tissues and heals damaged skin.
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What is Eczema?
"Atopic" eczema, which often runs in families, is a condition that causes excess inflammation of the skin. Atopic Dermatitis (AD) is a disease that causes inflamed, itchy skin. It typically affects the insides of the elbows, backs of the knees, and the face, but can cover most of the body. Even though most people with atopic eczema have a family member with a similar problem, approximately 20 percent of those suffering from atopic eczema may be the only one in their family bothered by this condition.
Often the problem fades by the time people reach their teen years, some people with AD have a lifelong tendency to have:
- Dry skin—easily irritated
- Occupational skin disease—hand dermatitis or skin rashes
- Eye problems—eyelid dermatitis, cataracts
- Family and social relationships disrupted
AD is a very common disease, present worldwide, though it is more common in urban areas and developed countries. An estimated 10% of all people are at some time affected by AD (may not apply in the tropics.) It affects men and women of all races equally. Eczema in children is also very common.
Although the term eczema is often used for atopic dermatitis, there are several other skin diseases that are eczemas as well, including:
- atopic dermatitis
- seborrheic dermatitis
- nummular eczema
- irritant contact dermatitis
- dishydrotic eczema
- allergic contact dermatitis
All types of eczema cause itching and redness, and some will blister, weep, or peel.
AD tends to flare-up when the person is exposed to certain trigger factors. These substances or conditions worsen the dermatitis, such as dry skin, irritants, allergens, emotional stress, heat and sweating, and infections.
Allergens are more subtle trigger factors. An allergen does not irritate, but may trigger an AD flare-up in those who have become allergic to it from prior exposure. Allergens are usually animal or vegetable proteins from foods, pollens, or pets.
Many older AD children and adults recognize a relationship between stressful occurrences in their lives and their AD flare-ups. Anger, frustration, and embarrassment all may cause flushing and itching. The resultant scratching can cascade into perpetuating dermatitis.
Additionally, extreme cold or hot temperatures, or sudden changes in the temperature, are poorly tolerated by persons with AD. The best line of defense against AD is prevention. At the very outset of the beginning of a flare up, prompt eczema treatment with Eczema Control or other medication as directed by a physician is important.
What Causes Eczema
The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it's thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body's immune system to an irritant. It is this response that causes the symptoms of eczema.