Eczema is a term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. The most common type of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis. or atopic eczema.
The exact cause of atopic dermatitis (eczema) is unknown. Healthy skin helps retain moisture and protects you from bacteria, irritants and allergens. Eczema is likely related to a mix of factors: Genes, immune system dysfunction, bacteria, blocked sweat glands.
Symptoms include an itchy, red rash that can appear all over the body, particularly on elbows or behind the knees. Also dry skin reduces the skin’s ability to be an effective barrier. Environmental conditions can aggravate.
No cure has been found, but self-care measures can relieve itching. Avoid harsh soaps and other irritants, apply medicated creams or ointments, and moisturize your skin.
Test for food sensitivities. FoodAllergyDetectives.com Coconut oil rubbed on the irritated skin soothes. Try an Epsom salts bath – 1 cup to a tub of water. Jojoba oil rubbed on to skin can be beneficial. Also try chamomile tea as a spray. Make strong tea, place in spray bottle and use on sore areas.
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