Eczema comes from the geek word which means bubble or boil over.
As you might know it’s a chronic skin disease which leaves dry itchy patches on skin, it can affect any part of the body. Causes of eczema are still unknown, and sadly you can’t treat eczema. Anyway, there are many ways you can reduce blemishes and get rid of those itchy patches at home.
Though you can’t cure eczema completely you can almost reduce it.
There are many myths revolving around eczema, now let’s read on few facts on eczema.
- Eczema is not contagious. When you come in contact with eczema patient, don’t worry you’ll not be effected.
- 31.6 million in US have eczema.
- About 60 percent of people develops symptoms of eczema before age 1, and in 90 percent, symptoms can be seen before age 5.
- You may think that eczema is a single disease, but it’s not, eczema is a group of reaction patterns on skin. (types of eczema)
- People with asthma and hay fever are prone to get eczema. Parents effecting with asthma or hay fever can cause eczema to their children.
- Small blisters appear which will ooze and will be itchy.
- As mentioned before there are different types of eczema, it’s important to identify the type of eczema as the treatment differs depending on eczema type.
- Applying moisturizing cream can reduce itching to some extent. Which help you to stop scratching.
- Most common type of eczema is atopic eczema.
- 20 percent infants with eczema will get rid of blisters by the time they are between 5 – 15 years of age.
- For years research were carried out on what causes eczema, is it immune system disorder or due to defect in skin barrier and now to some extent it’s proven that immune system has role in eczema.
There are different symptoms of eczema itchy dry skin is one among them. More causes here.
If you see symptoms of eczema, then rush to doctor for diagnosis and treatment will be followed accordingly. Anyway, we also recommend trying natural remedies to cure such skin diseases; aloe Vera and raw honey are great remedies.