What is Eczema? eczema is a chronic skin condition also known as atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema. It affects mainly children but it can start later in life. With eczema the skin becomes itchy, dry, cracked and reddish. It affects man and women from all ethnic backgrounds and is considered a fairly common skin condition. In recent years the number of people diagnosed each year with eczema is on the rise.
Atopic eczema is a chronic disease so the symptoms are present all the time at some degree. However, during a flare-up the symptoms worsen and the skin will probably require more intense treatment. Common symptoms of atopic eczema are skin breaking and cracking, excessive dryness, itchy and scratchy sensations, red skin areas and even some inflammations and blisters.
To diagnose eczema you must first visit your dermatologist, tell him or her about your symptoms and medical history.
People with mild eczema can simply modify their skin care routine and make a few lifestyle changes to treat their eczema. Others with may need to take medications to control their symptoms. Dead Sea skin care is a key factor in controlling your eczema.
Dead Sea skin care products contain vital minerals that are proven to help skin ailment such as eczema. Jericho Dead Sea Black Mud Soap contain minerals like iron, bromide, sulphur, magnesium, potassium and more, all have different contribution to the skin's health. With eczema it is important to chose a soap the will not dry your skin. The Black Mud Soap allows deep nourishment and gentle cleaning of the skin and it is suitable to use on the face as well as the entire body.
Also, use a daily moisturizing cream on your face or a lotion for your body to help conserve the skin's natural moisture balance. Apply immediately after a shower or bath, as well as one other time each day. Jericho Dead Sea Body Butter contains Shea Butter (in addition to Dead Sea minerals), a very rich, smooth moisturizing natural cream that can help eczema.
When suffering from eczema it is important to avoid long hot showers, since hot water tend to dry the skin even further. Also, easier said than done – try to relax and reduce your stress levels as much as possible to minimize the chance for an eczema outbreak.