With pollution becoming a major problem, your skin becomes more prone to irritation or allergies. Add to that the ever-increasing temperatures during summer or even during typical sunny days. Cracks develop when your skin is dry. When exposed to allergens, these cracks become irritated, reddish, and inflamed. This results in a variety of conditions, including skin rashes, psoriasis and eczema.
Eczema is a skin condition that affects nearly 30 million people around the world, including Filipinos. Though there are plenty of home remedies available today, nothing beats the relief provided by a specially formulated, over the counter medication for itchy skin.
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Below are some important details about eczema and other skin conditions, as well as tips on how to deal with the problems more effectively. If you need information that is not available on this page, read our Frequently Asked Questions section. Better yet, contact us so we can address your concerns as soon as possible.
Eczema is a skin condition characterized by red, itchy, recurrent rashes. It typically begins either in early infancy or childhood and may persist until the adult years. Eczema commonly occurs in persons with a personal and/or family history of atopic dermatitis, asthma or allergic rhinitis.
The most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis.
The skin has a natural protective barrier that locks moisture in and keeps allergens out.
Skin with eczema has decreased skin lipids and a defective barrier. The resulting cracks in the barrier lets water out and makes it easier for irritants and allergens to penetrate skin.
This is the most common type of Eczema. Usually appears as red, scaly, dry and inflamed rashes that later on become thick and leathery with frequent scratching. Commonly found on the neck, inside the elbow, back of the knees, wrists, and ankles.
Contact of skin with an allergen causes a localized reaction characterized by redness, itching, or burning in this case, an adhesive bandage.
Red patches with thick, sometimes yellowish scales commonly found on the scalp, ears, and face. Also called "dandruff"
Round, itchy, red, and scaly patches that may ooze fluid and crust. They are typically found on the upper and lower extremities.
|How it looks|
|Where it is found||Body folds, flexural areas||Can appear anywhere|
|Triggers||Harsh chemicals, change in weather, emotional stress||Infected family members, infected animals|
|What is common||Itchy||Itchy|
|What is NOT common||Non-infectious
Runs in families with atopic tendencies