Eczema also known as atopic dermatitis is the chronic allergic skin disorder. The condition is a hypersensitivity reaction similar to an allergy, causing inflammation of the hands, scalp, face and back.
What Are the Symptoms?
No matter which part of the skin is affected, eczema is almost always itchy. Sometimes the itching will start before the rash appears, and most commonly occurs on the face, knees, hands, or feet, but may also affect other areas.
Affected areas usually appear very dry, thickened, or scaly. In fair-skinned people, these areas may initially appear reddish and then turn brown. Among darker-skinned people, eczema can affect pigmentation, making the affected area lighter or darker.
In infants, the itchy rash can produce an oozing, crusting condition that occurs mainly on the face and scalp, but patches may appear anywhere.
What Causes It?
The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it's thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body's immune system to an irritant. It is this response that causes the symptoms of the disease. In addition, eczema is commonly found in families with a history of other allergies or asthma.
Some people may suffer "flare-ups" of the itchy rash in response to certain substances or conditions. For some, coming into contact with rough or coarse materials may cause the skin to become itchy. For others, feeling too hot or too cold, exposure to certain household products like soap or detergent, or coming into contact with animal dander may cause an outbreak. Upper respiratory infections or colds may also be triggers. Stress may cause the condition to worsen.
Although there is no cure, most people can effectively manage this condition with treatments and by avoiding irritants. The condition is not contagious and can't be spread from person to person.
How Is It Diagnosed?
A pediatrician, dermatologist, or your primary care provider can make a diagnosis of eczema. Since many people with eczema also suffer from allergies, your doctor may perform allergy tests to determine possible irritants or triggers, especially among children.
How Do We Treat it?
The ZENMED® Dermcare system is your best chance of effectively treating this condition. It is clinically proven to be as effective as topical cortisone creams for many dermatological conditions including eczema, dermatitis, rashes and hives.
Soothing botanical extracts and natural therapeutic ingredients provide immediate relief for itching and help heal skin lesions quickly. The ZENMED® Dermcare system is formulated in a unique transdermal delivery system which promotes optimal absorption of nutrients into the deeper layers of the dermis where their healing and regenerative action takes place.
Purified Water, Certified Organic Sunflower Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Cocoa Butter, Jojoba Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Octyl Palmitate, Beeswax, Borage Oil, Myrcia Oil, Colloidal Oatmeal, Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Extracts of Echinacea, Goldenseal, Green Tea & Cucumber, Allantoin, Vitamin E, Rose Essence.
Cautions and Contraindication:
No side effects or contraindications. Non-irritant to the skin. Not to be taken internally. Not tested on animals.
Unless otherwise directed by a physician, apply to affected areas 3-5 times daily.
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