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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. 

2 comments:

  1. Very interesting, thank you for posting! I never knew that asthma and seasonally allergies could have anything to do with eczema. Although, I did know what it is not contagious. It is interesting how many things can contribute to an eczema out flare up. I have never had to deal with this, but I do know others who have and it can be very difficult and take a long time to get under control.

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  2. Thank you for your comment Joy! I am glad that you found it useful!

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