Eczema. It can be displayed in various ways and different levels of severity with different age groups. When it comes to toddlers, it’s very important that parents be aware of the symptoms, causes, and appearances so that they can better identify eczema. Although there are several, symptoms appear in different forms for different age groups. In infants younger than age 1, eczema is normally present in the form of a rash on their cheeks, forehead or scalp. In some cases, it may spread to the knees, elbows, or trunk. For older kids (toddlers) and teens, eczema normally appears in the form of rashes in the bends of elbows, behind the knees, on the neck, or in the inner wrists or ankles. Skin can present itself as much drier and scalier when eczema first begins.
Eczema can be found in all skin types, but do they all have the equivalent uphill battle to manage their symptoms? Is the score even across the board? It has been found that eczema found in skin of color has a different severity of symptoms that all ethnicities may not have to face.
I’m sorry if this blog isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, but living with eczema is anything but, also the fact that eczema and depression go hand in hand. Granted, eczema is a painful condition characterized by feelings of inadequacy, low self-esteem, questions of “why me” just to mention but a few
Cracked fingertips cause an enormous amount of pain. The cuts are so small, but they prevent me from doing major tasks. For example, when I go to sleep I have to put plasters ( Band-aid) on the ends of all my fingers to soften them up overnight. At work, I can’t hold or grip anything and have to wear gloves…
Eczema and allergies, what are the connections? Well.. Case studies have shown that if one or both parents have eczema, asthma, or seasonal allergies, their child is more likely to have eczema. Did you as a child have Eczema and now suffer from hayfever or asthma?
We set up this website to help anyone who suffers or cares for someone with Eczema. eczema support and contact details are so important. Often, I get asked ‘ who apart from my doctor can help me’ Well. there are many organization out there that offer free and impartial information and advice.
There are loads of variations on these so please seek medical advice and don’t self-diagnose as this can lead to the wrong type of treatment being applied. People often say to us ‘ I suffer from eczema’ and we reply ‘ which type?’ and I’m always shocked when they say they don’t know..
Having Eczema is no fun at all and trying to find Eczema products that help is a hard task. The products in this article have been sent in to us by supporters and followers from our FACEBOOK group, ‘Eczema support group’ please feel free to join our group. It’s great to have someone to talk to and share your experiences with.
Would you like to help researchers at The University of Sheffield and The University of Manchester understand how our skin develops from birth and identify early risk factors for developing eczema by conducting Skin Testing for Atopic Eczema.
Eczema is one group of skin conditions that can cause various symptoms including bleeding, sores, oozing, crusting, scaling, thickened skin and pigmentation changes.