What is it?
Eczema is a skin condition characterized inflamed and irritated skin which appears as small blisters, red irritation and scaling. While this can occur at any age it often develops in childhood. Most people find little long term relief with the use of topical steroids (steroid creams). Many suffers also have asthma as well. Eczema (and asthma) often has a large allergic component.
- Eczema develops often in childhood and untreated continues throughout life.
- A rash which appears as small blisters, red irritation and scaling.
- Often people with eczema suffer from asthma as well
- Has a huge allergic component.
How do we treat it?
Eczema is a condition which points to something else going on in the body. Normally, the cause is a food, chemical agent, or other environmental toxin. Thus, to treat eczema, it is important to not focus on treating the skin but rather the cause. This can include allergy testing, dietary changes, and/or changes in various cleaning agents used at home or in the workplace.