eczema

KNEES (BACK)

ECZEMA - ‘The itch that rashes’Eczema is the term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. The most common type of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema. 15% of children have eczema. There is emerging evidence that atopic dermatitis results primarily from the inherited abnormalities in the skin – “the skin barrier defect”. This barrier failure causes increased permeability of the skin and reduces its antimicrobial function and increase it’s reactivity to stimuli such as allergens, toxins and pathogens.

ECZEMA FACTS:

  • Eczema (also called Dermatitis) is a form of inflammation that causes the skin to itch.
  • Eczema can also affect adults but in them, it is quite a recurring chronic condition and the person may have to live the entire life with the disease.
  • Eczema is an allergy of the skin that causes dryness, which will result in itching, bumps and scaling.
  • Eczema affects both males and females alike and age is not a factor.
  • Eczema can also involve the face (especially the eyelids), and may be limited to the palms of the hands and soles of the feet in certain people.


ELBOW (INSIDE)

ECZEMA TRIGGERS:

  • Allergies to pollen, mold, dust mites, or animals
  • Cold and dry air in the winter
  • Colds or the flu
  • Contact with irritants and chemicals
  • Contact with rough materials, such as wool
  • Dry skin
  • Emotions and stress
  • Exposure to too much water, such as taking too many baths or showers and swimming
  • Feeling too hot or too cold, as well as sudden temperature changes
  • Fragrances or dyes added to skin lotions or soaps

ECZEMA SYMPTOMS:

  • Blisters with oozing and crusting (Skin redness or inflammation around the blisters)
  • Dry skinover the body or areas of bumpy skin on the back of the arms and front of the thighs
  • Ear discharge or bleeding
  • Raw areas of the skin from scratching
  • Skin coloring changes
  • Thickened/leather-like areas, (lichenification), occur after long-term irritation and scratching
  • In children younger than age 2, skin lesions begin on the face, scalp, hands, and feet.
  • In older children and adults, the rash is more commonly seen on the inside of the knees and elbows, as well as the neck, hands, and feet.
  • Itching may start even before the rash appears.

TUMMY (NAVEL)

Soak & Seal

  • The first step in treating eczema is to identify the precipitating event or trigger and avoid it if possible! You may not see an immediate improvement, but if you are going to successfully treat eczema, it is important to break the cycle!
  • Eliminate milk and dairy products. Cow's milk can be quite acidic and is often filled with hormones and chemicals which negatively impact the immune system and aggravate eczema
  • Take natural supplements. Include the same ingredients in Melanina Eczema Relief cream that you put on your skin into your body such as Fatty Acids: Fatty acids help to relieve dry skin and reduce inflammation and Vitamins A, D and E: they help the skin to retain hydration, improve its texture, boost collagen production and protect it from free radicals
  • Wear non-irritating clothing (cotton is excellent). Also be wary of your washing detergent -- it may be leaving a slight residue on your clothes (no chemical based detergent is preferable)
  • Minimize stress. Meditate & get enough sleep
  • Apply Eczema Relief Moisturizing Cream to the affected areas at least twice a day. Most effective is applied immediately following bath, while skin is still damp. Soak & Seal : Higher effectiveness when used with soothing Vegan Foaming body wash
  • Melanina recommends that parents use a light cleansing products on skin suffering from eczema. We recommend our Soothing Vegan Foaming Body Wash which has a very mild surfactant system derived from sugars and high levels of healing herbs best suited for damaged skin