Understanding Eczema

Understanding Eczema

Eczema is never fun, and unfortunately it’s a skin disease that can affect both adults and children.

It basically consists of pimple or itching of the skin with excessive discharge which may lead to weeping and crusting with continued irritation and scratching.

Generally people with eczema have skin that doesn’t keep the moisture in very well, which is why it becomes dry and easily irritated.

If you or your child’s skin is prone to eczema, keep reading to learn what may be the cause and how our products might be able to help you.

Types of Eczema

There are many types of eczema usually divided into two categories;

Exogenous (contact)

This is directly related to contact with an irritant such as dishwashing liquid or jewellery.

Endogenous (constitutional)

This is usually related to something internal happening within the body. It can be associated with asthma and hay fever, related to poor venous circulation or even the stage of life of a person.

Atopic is the most common type of eczema and caused from an improper immune response, whereby the body creates an inflammatory process in response to a perceived allergen.

Eczema occurs mainly at the flexors, e.g. inner elbows, behind knees and hands and feet.

Causes of Eczema

Many factors can cause eczema. Often it come directly from a history of poor diet and digestion, constipation, lifestyle or stress.

Childhood eczema is often an inherited condition from the mother or can be related to an incompatible diet during her pregnancy.

Naturopathically the causes are three-fold:

  1. Immune based: Associated with hay fever and asthma and other immune conditions and improves once treated with anti-allergenic foods.
  2. Lowered stomach acid: which equates to low digestion and less ability to metabolise nutrients which leads to the above food allergies.
  3. Stress: Studies have shown that people who suffer from eczema suffer higher levels of anxiety, hostility and neurosis.

In modern western medical science it is seen as an immune disorder, which can spontaneously resolve with age.

Symptoms of Eczema:

Symptoms of eczema can vary from person to person.

During the early stages of eczema, you can experience loss of touch sensation, deranged complexion, rashes, itching, piercing or pain and exhaustion.

Later stages of eczema can see inflammation with redness or rashes or small pimples. Some people experience wetness or pus and some are more dry and scaly.

Treatment can come down to many factors including changes in diet, lifestyle and stress management. See your healthcare practitioner for advice.

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