Facts About Eczema
Facts About Eczema: Triggers and Symptoms
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There is a lack-lustre appearance to the skin and it looks and feels scaly. This dryness occurs even in the areas of skin not involved directly with active eczema.
There is no eczema without having inflammation. This is likely due to the immunological response.
The skin of individuals with atopic eczema behaves as if it was immune suppressed. This means that it can be more readily infected by bacteria, viruses and fungi. Staphylococcus aureus infection of the skin is very common and frequently leads to small erosions, fissures, and yellow crusting.
In atopic dermatitis it is typical for there to be episodes of calm mixed with flares ups of eczema.
There is frequently a personal or family history of eczema, asthma and hay fever.
Eczema has been called “the itch that rashes”. In reality the features of eczema come about in part from the scratching of the skin as a result of the itching.
Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a chronic, recurring skin inflammation that appears as blisters that dry to become a scaly, itchy rash...
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