- Eczema Treatment -
Eczema is a broad term used to describe a wide range of non-contagious skin conditions involving inflammation. In most individuals, eczema appears as a red, dry, itchy patch or series of patches which occur when the body’s immune system overreacts to an irritant. In men and women affected by eczema, the condition is often chronic, meaning it can disappear and then recur. The most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis, which affects between 10 percent and 20 percent of the world’s population during childhood.
Eczema can occur on any part of the body, but most often affects the face, neck, elbows, knees, and ankles. Often, the itch occurs first, followed by the development of a red, patchy area once the area is scratched or rubbed. For this reason, physicians often refer to eczema as “the itch that rashes.”
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