Oops! You feel it. You instinctively scratch it. Regardless of how close you scrutinize your itchy skin, though, you can’t see it. Not yet. But you know it’s coming – soon.
What’s going on here? Welcome to an outbreak of eczema. Technically, your health care professional may call it atopic dermatitis, which actually means the same thing. Eczema is only one member of a family of skin disorders that falls under the umbrella of atopic dermatitis. The others include: contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, nummular eczema and seborrheic eczema.
If you don’t suffer from any of these disorders, you may wonder how a mere rash can be considered to be such a nightmare. But to those who deal with this itchy, painful and often unsightly skin disorder, they would agree that nightmare is an accurate description.
The hurdles and obstacles of dealing with eczema, whatever its type, are numerous. They range from skin damage, to developing other related medical ailments, to feelings of social embarrassment.
While you may feel as if you stand out in a crowd, you may be surprised to learn that eczema is not that uncommon. It is estimated that 20 percent of infants are affected by it. Thankfully, many of these children grow out of it by the age of ten. Those that don’t usually do so in adulthood.
Eczema is not a disorder that only affects infants. Nearly three percent of the adult and children populations in the United States have some form of it.
You may ask yourself, “Why am I one of that three percent?”
I certainly can’t answer that. But I can provide you with some natural remedies to not only help you clear up this round of flare-ups, but to also minimize the next round so that it is barely noticeable.
The best part? This can be done without the use of harsh and often dangerous prescription drugs.