Eczema is not yet very well-understood. Eczema affects both the immune system and skin’s cells, which act as barriers to allergens. Eczema is considered a genetic disorder; however, environmental factors, such as chemical irritants and stress, can trigger flare-ups. Approximately 2% to 10% of adults and 15% to 30% of children have eczema in industrialized countries.
What are the symptoms of Eczema?
Small vesicular eruptions
Irritated and itchy red patches, dray scaly skin and skin flakes located on precise areas of the body (depending on the type of eczema)
Over time, skin can become thicker and drier, losing its suppleness and changing color
What are the different types of eczema?
Contact dermatitis is a type of eczema that is triggered by skin contact with foaming products, harsh soaps, sweat, saliva, etc.
People can experience allergic or irratiave (non-allergic) contact dermatitis; this means that eczema appears a few hours after a simple contact with an irritating substance.
Seborrheic dermatitis is characterized by patches of greasy skin covered by yellow scales or crust. It often appears on the scalp.
Seborrheic dermatitis causes significant dandruff problems with adults. This type of dermatitis can also spread to the face, ears and chest.
What are the risk factors?
While eczema is a oftentimes a genetic disease; however, several factors can aggravate the condition:
- Skin contact with different products (wool and synthetic fibers, soaps and detergents, perfume, cosmetics, sand, cigarette smoke, etc.)
- Allergens from food, plants, animals or the air
- Frequently wetting and drying skin
- Emotional factors, such as anxiety, conflicts and stress
- Skin infections, particularly fungal infections (ex.: athlete’s foot)
How can I treat eczema?
Today, there is no known treatment that can cure eczema. Treatments can help reduce inflammation and the discomfort. In many cases, corticosteroid products are prescribed; however, they lose their effectiveness and thin the skin over time. Moreover, oral corticosteroids can cause other side effects, such as the loss of minerals in bones.
Emu oil : impressive results for eczema sufferers
For over 15 years, people suffering from eczema have noticed a stunning difference that emu oil has on reducing the symptoms of eczema. Emu oil is a product that is 100% natural and not only hydrates but also regenerates the skin exceptionally well. Because it produces no side effects, emu oil can be used with other products.
Our Soft Body Lotion and Hydrating Cleanser, made with emu oil, softly clean and hydrate the skin. Both products, used with 100% pure emu oil, are excellent ways to alleviate eczema symptoms.
Sources, excluding the last two paragraphs: