Eczema is a difficult condition for those that suffer from it and to make matters worse medical science still doesn’t fully understand what triggers the condition; the genetic link remains to be proved. Irrespective of the cause, sufferers all have one thing in common; dry, itchy red skin. In serious cases the skin becomes blistered with scabs forming around the affected area.
As the cause of eczema is still not fully understood it makes dealing with the condition a problem. This skin condition is easy to recognize with areas of dry, red skin that are very itchy. Sometimes the condition is worse than this leading to a general blistering that can even become split, forming scab all because of dryness of the skin.
There are many types but the most common of all is the atopic eczema; this too is known, like the rest, to have a severe itching symptom. The main problem with the itching, especially with atopic eczema is that scratching brings relief but at a cost of intensifying the condition.
Another problem caused by the condition is it makes the skin more sensitive to almost any substance; substances such as topical products and detergents often must be avoided.
When it is found in young children it is usually seen just below the surface of the skin as a small patch. Although the primary factor with eczema is itching you might still be susceptible to normal rashes; if the rash is not itchy then it is more than certain that your client suffers from just a simple rash.
When the itch goes away but the rash remains, then the diagnosis of eczema is usually not right. In eczema itching and rash are linked. Other medical conditions can certainly cause itching, but when both are present, eczema is usually at hand.
One of the more noticeable symptoms of eczema is the red skin in the location of the rash which is caused by increased blood flow. With eczema, the skin can become inflamed for many reasons because it is already highly sensitive; one area that causes concern is where there is a bacterial infection which can easily be the result of scratching sensitive skin.
Most blisters seen as part of the symptoms are quite small but large blisters can also occur; a bacterial infection or a condition of your particular skin type many be the cause of this. These blisters may contain small amounts of fluid and in some cases a pus; never burst them and create further infection in an already highly sensitive area and advise your clients the same.
302 has been very effective in dealing with the visible manifestations of eczema.