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Articles: Eczema

Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when something has come into contact with your skin, which causes your immune system to respond, causing rashes, swelling, and redness. This is a separate from a condition called irritant contact dermatitis, which is caused by the breakdown of the protective capabilities of the skin by repeated exposure to damaging irritants.
Caring for Hand Eczema
Hand eczema is a relatively broad term that describes symptoms of dermatitis or the inflammation of the epidermis layer of the skin. Symptoms include drying, and itchy skin, redness and swelling. The skin may develop cracks and bleed if it becomes serious. Hand eczema affects approximately 4% of men and 10% of women, and is more common and pronounced in people who, due to their occupation, are exposed to a continued wetting and drying of the hands.
Facts About Eczema
If you show symptoms such as recurring itches, dry skin, or swelling on the inner folds of the joints such as the arms or the knees, you may have eczema.
Treating Winter Dry Skin
Winter can be hard for everyone’s skin, but poses a special problem for those that suffer from eczema. As the air becomes more arid during the winter months, most people will develop dry skin, and for those that are especially prone to dryness such as those with existing eczema conditions, these months can be especially trying. This article will provide you with information about everyday skin facts that may save you a trip to the dermatologist or cut down the costs of expensive prescription creams for eczema.
Educating Yourself About Eczema
During the winter months, it is common for your eczema to become aggravated causing cracks in the skin due to the cold and arid weather. With proper education, you can save a lot of stress and aggravation if you or your child suffers from eczema.
Eczema and Foods
This article will explore the possible connection between certain food sensitivities and allergies, and eczema. Eczema, otherwise known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic and recurring skin condition where the affected area such as the folds of the arms, under the knees, and sometimes the face, become inflamed, appearing as blisters on dry and scaly skin.
Dealing with Eczema Itch
If you suffer from eczema, you're not alone. It's estimated that eczema affects 10% to 15% of the population and is becoming more common. The cause of eczema is not entirely understood, although genetic, immunological and skin barrier defects are important factors.
How to Identify and Treat Eczema
Eczema refers to several different conditions where the skin is red, irritated and can sometimes cause small bumps or blisters to form...
Eczema and Children
Itching is a common experience, however if it starts to interfere with you or your child's daily activities, it can be challenging to cope. Eczema refers to several different conditions where the skin is red, irritated and may sometimes form small, pus-filled bumps. The most common type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis.