Skin Condition Tips

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.

If you’re looking for an effective treatment for skin rashes or other conditions, Elica is the right product for you.

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.

What is Eczema?

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.

Skin Barrier Dysfunction

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.

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Types of Eczema

ATOPIC DERMATITIS

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 DERMATITIS

Contact of skin with an allergen causes a localized reaction characterized by redness, itching, or burning in this case, an adhesive bandage.

SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS

Red patches with thick, sometimes yellowish scales commonly found on the scalp, ears, and face. Also called "dandruff"

NUMMULAR DERMATITIS

Round, itchy, red, and scaly patches that may ooze fluid and crust. They are typically found on the upper and lower extremities.

Eczema Difference

  ECZEMA RINGWORM
How it looks Image of eczema on skin. Image of ringworm on skin.
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
Communicable
Not inherited

ECZEMA TIPS

Triggers & Prevention

Without a doubt, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That is why it is crucial to know what triggers eczema so that you may lessen the flare-ups. Take a look at the list below:
 

HOUSE DUST MITES

These creatures are one of the most common eczema triggers. It’s advisable to vacuum frequently, wash beddings weekly, remove carpeting, replace curtains with blinds, and buy only washable stuffed toys.
 

FAMILY PETS

While your furry friends make good playmates for your children, they do shed dander--one of the most common allergens. Bathe and groom your pets regularly and frequently vacuum your carpets and rugs.
 

HEAT

Hot weather can lead to sweating, itchiness, and eczema flare-ups. Keep the house well-ventilated and have your child wear cool breathable clothes all the time.
 

HARSH SOAPS

The harsh ingredients in soaps, bubble baths, and detergents may irritate or dry the skin. Avoid products that contain lanolin, paraben, and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).
 
Should flare-ups persist, it’s good to know there’s a medicine you can count on. Elica is specially formulated to help relieve the symptoms of eczema. It helps stop the itching, takes out the redness, and eases the swelling to help bring back smooth, healthy skin.