Eczema is a reoccuring, non-infectious inflammatory skin disorder. It can affect one in three Australasians at some stage throughout their life. Eczema can affect you at any age, but usually appears in childhood. Almost 20% of people have eczema by the age of 5 yrs. Most children grow out of the condition but it is unfortunate that some people have to live with it their entire lives.
Eczema can cause the skin to become red, dry, itchy, and scaly, and in severe cases, may weep, bleed and crust over, causing much discomfort. It can be found in various areas of the body including back of knees, chest, hands, inner elbow etc. Sometimes the skin can become infected if the lesions are scratched.
The most common symptoms for eczema include:
There can be many causes for eczema including:
- Food Intolerances
It is recommended that you book in for a Paramedical Skin Consultation so as to determine the cause of your eczema. A series of questions will be included in the consultation to obtain enough information to find the cause.