Eczema is a medical condition in which the skin becomes irritated and inflamed. The usual symptoms include inflammation, redness, scaling and dryness. This condition is most common in babies and small children. There are around 4 % of grown up people who develop this condition at some point of their life.
These are the recognized acute and chronic symptoms of eczema:
- Inflamed skin
- Peeling, flaking skin
- Dry cuts and cracks on the skin
- Change in skin color
- Burning sensation
What are the main causes o eczema?
Most often, eczema is treated with different ointments and creams, however the problem lies deep in our organisms and before treating it we should start analyzing the core of the problem. If you only treat the symptoms, they will eventually come back and you will be at the same stage again. This is why we should treat the cause!
- Since our genes carry information, if we have a history of eczema in our family then we’re prone to this condition and there’s no way to stop it. Usually, mutated genes influence the production of filaggrin which is a protein that protects the corneal skin layer.
- Low sebum production is one of the main causes your skin starts to dry, and if you suffer from mutated genes or low immunity usually affect the production of sebum.
- If you are allergic to some foods, harsh toxins or different types of perfumes and soaps your skin can develop eczema.
- If you have a weak immune system your body is not able to fight off different bacteria and yeast infections. Plus, if you are under medications and you suffer from different autoimmune disorders you will be more susceptible to this condition.
- Pollution and smoking can also cause toxins to build up in your body which might have a devastating effect on your immune system and eventually lead to toxicity.
- Usually people who live in countries with cold weather are more prone to this skin condition. When this is combined with an unhealthy lifestyle and pollution your skin can suffer severe skin disorders.
- If possible feed your baby by breastfeeding rather than with a formula-fed milk, since this might also cause your baby skin to dry and develop eczema.
- There are different studies and researches that are being done with the goal of determining if vaccines cause eczema and although this might be a coincidence, there has been a connection between vaccines and eczema.
Follow these tricks to help you treat your eczema:
- Stop scratching because you can worsen your eczema additionally
- Eat foods which can improve your immune system
- Use homemade eczema creams