What is Eczema?

“What is eczema exactly?” Millions of people find themselves asking this question when an EXTREMELY itchy rash brings them in to see their doctor.  The word “eczema” actually means “skin inflammation”, and defines a group of skin conditions that cause various symptoms such as dryness, irritation, swelling, itching, and oozing of the skin.  An eczema…

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How is Eczema Treated?

How Is Eczema Treated? Eczema Treatment   Eczema treatment has advanced tremendously from historical remedies of strawberry baths and application of slugs to affected areas.  Though research continues in search of a definitive cause and cure, suffers are now better able to prevent outbreaks and control distressful itching. Hence, eczema treatment is a must. Eczema…

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What Should I Do If My Eczema Symptoms Worsen?

What Should I Do If My Eczema Symptoms Worsen? Though we still do not know what causes eczema, and as our search for a cure continues, great progress has been made in the treatment of eczema symptoms.  Long gone are the remedies of the Victorian age, such as strawberry baths and application of slugs to…

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Is Eczema Contagious?

The Fear to Have Eczema “Is eczema contagious?”  This question is likely one of the first a parent will ask when their child is diagnosed with eczema.  The simple answer to this question is “no”, however noticeable symptoms of eczema create an illusion that it can be spread.  This is particularly difficult for school age…

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How Can I Control The Itching Associated With Eczema?

How Can I Control The Itching Associated With Eczema? Eczema Itching Ask any eczema itching sufferer how they would improve their eczema treatment, and they will most likely say something like “Get rid of this eczema itching!”  Without proper treatment the eczema itching associated with eczema outbreaks is often so severe that the sufferer is…

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Will Changing My Diet Help My Eczema?

Will Changing My Diet Help My Eczema? Eczema Diet Because eczema is frequently diagnosed in the first year of life (a time when babies are being introduced to table foods), parents will often ask about a special eczema diet.  In families where allergies and asthma are prevalent, there is a high incidence of eczema and…

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What Causes Eczema?

What Causes Eczema Ask the most experienced dermatologist the question “what causes eczema?” and he or she will most likely answer your question with a question: “what type of eczema?” The word eczema actually means “skin inflammation”, and defines a group of skin conditions with similar symptoms such as dryness, irritation, swelling, and extreme itching. …

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