Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Symptoms of Eczema
Eczema is also known as atopic eczema. Eczema usually affects children, but it can also continue to adulthood and start later in life. It is a chronic skin condition, in which the skin becomes itchy, reddened, cracked and dry.
Since eczema is a chronic disease symptoms are usually present all the time. Some symptoms without a flare-up include broken skin in some places, cracked skin, skin feels dry, area of the skin becomes itchy and if scratched a lot it becomes raw, scratching can also result in areas that will make the skin thick, skin becomes red and inflamed and some areas of the skin develop blisters and weep. Also red to brownish-grey coloured patches appear and sometimes areas of the skin have small, raised bumps. Itching usually becomes worse at night. The patches usually appear on hands, feet, arms, ankles, wrists, face, neck, upper chest and behind the knees.