indeed by no obvious cause,the itching and irritation can become distressing to the suffer as the condition affects visible areas of the body.
Usually making it`s first appearance during infancy or early childhood and tending to fade away Eczema can also develop for the first time in adults with no prior history of it but most people who develop Eczema have a family history of it. An allergic reaction to cows milk is one of the main reasons for onset in babies and research suggest that at risk families that breastfeed babies reduce the risk of onset.
An inflamed area of skin that becomes dry and cracked or tiny red pimples are the typical signs of Eczema leading to the desperate urge to itch and scratch it which in turn leads to further risks of infection. This scratching can indeed make the skin a lot more painful and cause more discomfort that the eczema itself.
Eczema itself is not life threatening or dangerous but can be a source of much worry to parents and anxiety in children.The main thing to do when dealing with a young child suffering from Eczema is to try as much as possible to prevent scratching the affected areas, (like for instance putting scratch mittens on young babies),keeping away from domestic pets or substances such as soil,soap etc. dress babies in cotton underwear and avoid woollen clothes that may cause irritation. Keep areas clean but instead of using soaps maybe use aqueous creams and emulsifying ointments available,your doctor will prescribe the appropriate medications.
Adults who suffer from Eczema should also reduce risks of exposure to chemicals, paints etc by avoiding employment where there is a risk of coming into contact with skin irritants,chemicals etc.
Please remember Eczema can and in most cases disappear by the time a child reaches it teens but also remember it is possible to rear it`s head again later in life when we are not expecting it to.
Written by Jay Jeff http://www.gogethealthynow.com