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A dip in the pool can trigger a skin reaction
Swimming is a great form of exercise year-round, especially during the cold and/or wet weather season when venturing outdoors becomes a less attractive option.
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.
Childhood eczema
The persistent itch and pain from infections and fissures can interfere with your child’s level of concentration at school, deter them from participating in daily routine activities, and disrupt their sleep.
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.
Do you have eczema?
A bath or shower is usually an enjoyable part of our daily routine, but if you have eczema, it can be an unpleasant experience.
Does vitamin D benefit eczema?
A new study reports that oral supplementation of vitamin D may increase the production of protective compounds in the skin, and may even help prevent skin infections.
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.
Eczema and dry skin ...
Because eczema is frequently accompanied by dry skin, make sure to regularly apply a suitable moisturizer.
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.
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.
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.
Fighting Dry Skin Through the Winter
Winter is here and many of us relate winter weather with suffering from itchy, dry skin. Chapped lips, dry, cracked hands, flaking skin; all signs of the season
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...
Identifying allergens that can trigger eczema
While some factors that aggravate your eczema (also called atopic dermatitis), like winter weather conditions, are certainly out of your control, there are things you can control
Is there a genetic or environmental basis for eczema?
Actually, both are influencing factors. Eczema is a genetic skin disease that arises from the interplay of multiple genes with environmental contributing factors.
Itching to find out more?
Eczema or dermatitis is an allergic reaction that affects the skin. Both genetic and environmental influences are contributing factors. For many, this very common condition develops in childhood and can either improve with age or recur throughout life.
Keep it clean!
Studies show that eczema is aggravated by household dust, dust mites, moulds, pollen and animal dander.
Managing itchy skin ...
Dry or sensitive skin, eczema, insect bites and contact allergies can cause itchy skin. A traditional way to soothe the itch is to add oatmeal to your bathwater.
Managing your eczema ...
Do you suffer from eczema? You are not alone. It is estimated that eczema affects 10% to 15% of the population and is becoming increasingly common.
Special care for sensitive skin ...
Sensitive skin requires a heightened level of awareness and additional care. That means paying attention to your diet by watching your intake of alcohol, spicy foods and caffeine; and using skin care products, cosmetics, detergents and fabric softeners that are non-sensitizing.
Tips to reduce eczema flare-ups
The cold and dry conditions during the winter months can cause extreme discomfort for those with eczema, often resulting in flare-ups and chapped skin.
Treating Skin Rashes
A skin rash shows up as an area of inflammation or change in the texture, and/ or color of your skin. It can be caused by a number of different things including irritation, disease, or allergic/ non-allergic reactions to foods, chemicals, plants, animals, insects or other environmental factors.
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.
Trying to control eczema?
Launder your clothes often. Try to eliminate any residual detergent left in clothing and bedding by adding less detergent to the load and doing a double rinse.
What you can do to manage hand eczema
Hand eczema is a common skin disorder that tends to become chronic, worsens during colder weather and can often times interfere with daily activities.
Your winter wardrobe can trigger your eczema!
You may not realize that overdressing, particularly during the winter months, will make your eczema worse.