Eczema is a condition in which patches of skin become inflamed, itchy and cracked and rough. Some types can also cause blisters. Australia is among the countries with the highest prevalence of eczema. Recent studies showed that around one in three infants(38.5%) suffer from eczema. About 10%of children will continue to suffer from eczema in adulthood.
The exact cause of eczema is unknown, it is likely caused by genetic and environmental factors. There are different types of eczema. They are atopic eczema, contact dermatitis, nummular eczema, seborrheic dermatitis etc. The intensity and duration of eczema may vary from person to person.
Problems associated with eczema are dry scaly skin, itching, redness over the area, flushing of the skin, rashes on scalp, cheeks, thickening of skin and burning of the affected part are common.
Eczema is commonly seen in infants. In infants it is presented as rashes on the scalp and cheeks, rashes that enlarge and bubble up before fluid leakage, rashes cause itching and interfere with sleep.
Self-care methods like avoiding wool and other scratchy fabrics and using smooth clothing and bedding. Avoid soaps and strong detergents. Environmental factors like cold, dry weather, dampness, allergens may function as triggering factors.
If you are suffering from eczema and you are planning to get natural treatment then choose homeopathy. Homeopathic remedies are helpful in managing eczema. Homeopathic medicines are easy to administer to people of all ages, including pregnant women. If you want to recover from eczema and associated problems contact your homeopath.