Eczema, also sometimes known as dermatitis, is the name given to the common skin condition which affects 10 to 15% of the population of the United States. Characteristic symptoms of Eczema include redness of the skin, itching and dryness, flaking, cracking and bleeding. Eczema cannot be caught from or passed on to others. There are several common types of Eczema all of which have their own causes and treatments, although it is important to realize that in its most common forms Eczema is an incurable condition, the treatments available focusing on the management of the condition. Perhaps the largest single group of sufferers are those suffering from Atopic Eczema. Atopic is the term given to those which have an inherited disposition towards developing a medical condition, Asthma being another example of an Atopic condition. Another large group comprise those suffering from Irritant Contact or Allergic Contact Eczema. These can be far easier to treat once the source of the irritant or allergic reaction has been identified.
Other forms of Eczema are more age related, for example Seborrhoeic Eczema is often found in babies and commonly known as ‘ cradle cap’ whilst Varicose Eczema is found in the elderly. The affects of Eczema vary greatly from one individual to another and often vary in intensity within that individual, attacks often being triggered by periods of stress and illness or a general feeling of being ‘run down’. There are many treatments available to manage the effects of Eczema including the use of emollients, steroids, light therapy and even diet. With the aid of these the vast majority of Eczema sufferers find it relatively easy to control the worst effects of their condition.
We recommend Eczema Free program for the treatment for all types of eczema. It is a natural program designed to minimise and in many cases complete relieve eczema symptoms. Click below to see more details.