Itchy, dry skin patches? Get the lowdown on eczema and how to deal
What is eczema?
Eczema, otherwise known by it's medical name atopic dermatitus, is a common skin condition that causes itchy and inflammed patches of skin. These patches normally appear on the face, back of the knees, wrists, hands and feet. Although this skin condition is mostly found in infants and young children, nearly 3% of adults continue to have flare-ups on and off throughout their life.
Is it contagious?
Absolutely not. Eczema cannot be spread from person to person. The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it is thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body's immune system to an irritant, such as a perfume or lotion.
What does eczema look like?
Affected areas usually look dry, rashy and scaly. For fair-skinned chicas, these areas may appear reddish and then turn brown. Extremely dry and irritated skin can sometimes cause the skin to crack.
If you have eczema...
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