Eczema generally triggered as a response to a hyper-reactive immune system and environmental factors can affect children and adults. It appears on any part of the body where the skin becomes red, itchy and inflamed. Some children grow out of the condition while others have symptoms into adulthood and some who never had childhood eczema can develop it as adults.
Eczema is not contagious and does not spread like influenza but the flares which can be mild, moderate, or severe can cause a lot of distress because of the itchy and inflamed skin.
What are the Symptoms?
Eczema symptoms differ from child to child and person to person. It can also appear different on different parts of the body.
Sufferers can experience:
Dry, sensitive skin
Red, inflamed skin
Very bad itching
Dark colored patches of skin
Rough, leathery or scaly patches of skin
Oozing or crusting
Areas of swelling
Eczema can be treated in different ways, from over-the-counter (OTP) to phototherapy and prescription medications, and natural, alternative treatments.
Integrated Health Centre’s holistic cure programme supports eczema patients or those with skin inflammation problems through a combination of nutrition, cell-signaling realignment, and cell-oxygenation and or traditional chinese medicine protocols.