Eczema- Atopic Dermatitis

I have four children and they all have Eczema condition on their skin. And the condition is getting worse if their skin gets dryer. Also some of my friends have Eczema, too.

This is why I am so curious about the Eczema. Here is some information about Eczema that I got after research.

Eczema is a 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. Atopic refers to a group of diseases with an often inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions, such as asthma and hay fever.

What are the symptoms of Eczema?

No matter which part of the skin is affected, eczema is almost always itchy. Sometimes the itching will start before the rash appears, but when it does, the rash most commonly appears on the face, back of the knees, wrists, hands or feet. it may also affect other areas as well.

Affected areas usually appear very dry, thickened or scaly. 

What causes Eczema?

The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it’s thought to be linked to an overactive response by body’s immune system to an irritant. In addition, eczema is commonly found in families with a history of other allergies or asthma. Also, defects in the skin barrier could allow moisture out and germs in.(From Web MD)

Eczema can be worsen the condition by some triggers such as too hot or too cold, certain household products like soap or detergent or contact with animal dander.

It was very interesting part that the cause of eczema is unknown.

As my experience of the eczema with my four kids, this can be treated with hydrocortisone cream which is one of the steroid cream. Well, this was the only way I have been using for my kids for a long time because it is quick and effective. but if you have any idea about this cream, you may already know about side effects.

I am not no longer using the steroid cream for my children anymore because I met Nu Skin.

Nu Skin products are all slightly acidic products.

And Human body skin is also slightly acidic.

These two sentence is the main concept why I choose the Nu skin for our skin care products.

We need to keep our skin at slightly acidic PH level to keep it healthy condition. There are so many kinds of microorganism are living on our skin. some of they are helping to keep our skin healthy when our skin keeps stayed at slightly acidic level. Once the PH level on our skin break down, our skin start to losing moisture and germs can easily attack our skin.

As we using the Alkaline soaps which has the chemical surfactant, we are actually breaking the barrier of the skin. Once the skin barrier gets break down, it will take 8 hours to have the barrier on the skin by itself naturally. It means that our skin are totally unprotected from the all kinds of germs for the period.

To keep our skin healthy, it is really important to keep our natural PH level. And to treat the eczema, we need to keep our skin not to dry.

For giving more products information to treat eczema, I will post it at  Nu skin category.



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