9 Highly Effective Solutions For Eczema

Try these effective eczema treatments.
What it is
Having eczema can drive you far, far outside your happy zone. “People can’t sleep or concentrate, and they itch constantly,” says Donald Y. M. Leung, MD, PhD, head of the division of pediatric allergy and immunology at National Jewish Health in Denver. More than half of the 31.8 million Americans with this skin disorder have severe cases. Whatever you do, don’t scratch. Scratching exposes skin to infections; it also reddens skin and makes it swell, crack, ooze, crust, scale, and/or thicken.Why it happens
“Three things cause eczema: an impaired skin barrier, an immune system with the potential to go awry, and exposure to things that make it go awry,” says Matthew J. Zirwas, MD, of the National Eczema Association. Stress or dry climates can contribute to outbreaks in sensitive people, says Leung. Allergies may coexist with eczema. Here’s what can help.Next Page

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