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Eczema 101

Eczema 101

Eczema is a common skin where patches of the skin become inflamed, itchy red, cracked, and rough. As of today approximately 31.6% of the United Sates population suffers from some type of eczema. Symptoms of this condition can vary based on the age of the person but often the same outcome of the scaly, itchy patches of the skin. Eczema can be triggered by environmental factors such as smoke and pollen. A big fact to always remember is that is not a curable condition but it also 100% not contagious or spread from person to person.

It is very important to know that symptoms can flare up or improve at any given time. Not everyone who has eczema suffer from symptoms everyday. Commonly known areas of the body that eczema affects are the face, back of the knees, wrists, hands, and feet but no matter the area it is usually always itchy to the skin once it appears. 

The overall cause of eczema is still to this day is unfornately unknown, but it's thought to be linked to an overreactive to the body's immune system to an unknown irritant. In addition, eczema commonly found in families with a strong history of other allergies, or asthma. 

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