Eczema is a skin disorder that affects millions of people across the globe. It is indiscriminate to age,race and gender it affects them all just the same. Everyone who has it is affected by it in different ways and for different reasons. This illness is not contagious(meaning it can not be caught from someone). It is hereditary you are born with it passed on from your parents unto you in the same way that you would inherit Asthma. People who are most susceptible to Eczema are persons who suffer from Asthma ,Hayfever or a family history of Eczema.
Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder causing sever dry skin. The problem is that the skin does not hold moisture and when the skin is dry it itching. We often tend to scratch which only makes the existing problem worst than it already is. There is no cure for this illness there is only treatment to help cope with the discomforts that come associated with it.
These are a few things that you can do to help yourself and ease the symptoms. Keep your skin moisturized by using body lotions. Try to use the lotions for dry skin and that are fragrance and dye free they tend to cause less irritation. Use anti-itch creams to help aid you with resisting the urge to scratch. Clip your nails and maintain them short and clean to avoid causing an infection to the affect areas. Avoid wearing clothing that can cause you to itch things like wool clothing. Try to also keep your skin dry from sweat which sometimes can make your eczema worst. Do not take really hot showers this helps dry out the skin take a cool shower instead. Don’t swim in pools because the chemicals used to keep the water clean can make your eczema symptoms flare up if you want to go swimming go to the beach the chances of an irritation is much less. This is a life long illness with no cure but good lifestyle choices can help make living with it tolerable.