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Eczema

 

Eczema is a condition causing inflammation of the skin.

Causes

  • Heredity
  • Extremely dry or sensitive skin
  • Allergies

Symptoms

  • Dryness
  • Rashes
  • Redness
  • Itchiness
  • Swelling
  • Oozing or bleeding
  • Discoloration

Treatment
There is no cure for eczema but symptoms can be managed by:

  • Steroid creams and ointments to reduce inflammation and itchiness
  • Regular moisturizing of the skin

Prevention

  • Avoid rough or woolen clothes
  • Avoid extreme temperatures and dryness
  • Avoid harsh soaps and chemicals
  • Avoid known irritants
  • Avoid stress