Sign in
Download Opera News App

Health Fitness

 

Health Living

 

Disease prevention and treatment

Find Out About Eczema a Skin Condition Found Mostly in Children and Adults, Signs and Prevention

Eczema is a skin condition that makes your skin red and itchy. It is common in children but can occur at any age. Eczema is chronic and tends to flare periodically. It may be accompanied by asthma or hay fever.

No cure has been found for Eczema, but treatments and self-care measure can relieve itching and prevent new out breaks.



Signs and Symptoms

These symptoms vary widely from person to person. They include the following;

1. Dry Skin.

2. Itching which may be severe, especially at night.

3. Red to brownish, gray patches especially on the hands, elbow, neck, wrists and in infants the face and scalp.

4. Small raised bumps, which may leak fluid and crust over when scratched.

5. Thickened, cracked, scaly skin.

6. Raw, sensitive, swollen skin from scratching.

Eczema most often begins before age five and may persist into adolescence and adulthood.


Causes of Eczema

1. Factors that cause the skin to become dry and more vulnerable to infections.

2. Genetics factors - eczema runs in families.

3. Immune system dysfunction causing an unwanted inflammatory response in the skin.


How to prevent Eczema

1. Moisturize your skin at least twice a day.

2. Try to identify and avoid triggers that worsen the condition such as sweat, stress, obesity, soaps, detergents, dust and pollen.

3. Take shorter baths or showers

4. Use only medicated soaps.

5. Dry yourself carefully.

Content created and supplied by: LaurynHill (via Opera News )

Eczema

COMMENTS

Load app to read more comments