One of the most challenging skin disorders to live with and diagnose is Eczema. Derived from the Greek definition, “Eczema” translates to “inflammation” and “to boil out.” Eczema breakouts resemble a form of “boiling” on the skin. Itchy, angry, red patches, even blisters can develop in chronic cases. Scratching can inflame the rash and cause “weeping” of clear fluid. Over time, the affected patches of skin can thicken.
Eczema can appear differently on individuals, depending on the type of rash and where it appears on the body. Symptoms typically flare up for a period of time and then calm down before resurfacing.
Eczema is often used a catch-all term for a group of chronic, itchy skin rashes, some skin conditions can actually be interrelated and they can be difficult to pinpoint or diagnose without proper medical help.
Unfortunately, more than 30 million Americans have some form of eczema, and while the exact cause is not exactly clear, a combination of factors, such as genetics, environment, and immune system issues are thought to play a big role. Eczema is not a contagious condition. You can’t catch it from another person who has it. Read our full article on Eczema here.
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