The symptoms of eczema.
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What ever causes your Eczema, it leads to itching and redness, and may
make the skin dry and flaky. Sometimes, itchy blisters form. When these
burst, or when scratching damages the skin, the surface may be left moist
The Symptoms of Eczema Can Change with Age
Infants may develop red bumps or flaky, crusted rashes on the face,
scalp, diaper area, hands, arms, feet, or legs. Often, the Eczema clears
up by age 3 or 4, though it commonly recurs. In older children and adults,
the rash often around the upper arms, the bend of the elbows, and behind
With Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), the problem is worst in the folds of
the skin where your limbs bend. In older children and adults, the rash
often occurs on the upper arms, the bend of the elbows, and behind the
an extra fold of skin beneath the lower eyelid;
a greater than average number of lines on the palm of the hand; and
skin infections, particularly with Staphylococcus Aureus.
Allergens, the Weather and Stress causing Eczema Flare-ups
People with Eczema often have allergies. Expose to these allergies
often results in worsening of their Eczema symptoms. Common allergens
include animal hair/fur, pollens, moulds, dust mites, and in some cases
Other substances likely to cause allergy type flare-ups include various
chemicals or detergents, fragrances, or scratchy fabrics, such as wool.
Stress and changes in temperature have also been shown to induce
Why Does Eczema Itch? � Scratching Only Makes it Worse !
When those with Eczema are exposed to a triggering substance to which
they are sensitive, inflammation-producing cells travel to the skin and
release chemicals that cause itching and redness. Scratching should be
avoided as it only makes the symptoms worse.
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