Spreading Awareness for Eczema Awareness Month
Eczema, or Atopic Dermatitis, is an incredibly common issue and affects over 31 million people in the United States alone. Eczema can begin in early childhood and continue through adolescence and into adulthood. Eczema can appear as a scaly rash that appears in patches on the skin. It may be on the cheeks, scalp, hands, or other places.
Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis
Symptoms may include:
- Dry, scaly patches on the skin
- Extreme itching, especially at night
- Fluid-filled blisters where scratching has occurred
- Thickened or cracked skin
Atopic dermatitis may be genetic. It may also be related to food or other types of allergies in some people, including hay fever and asthma.
Complications of Atopic Dermatitis
Complications may include:
- Poor sleep (due to night itching)
- Infection of open sores
- Contact dermatitis (allergic skin reactions)
If you suspect any complications, please see your doctor to rule out infection or another skin condition.
Managing Atopic Dermatitis
Phototherapy has long been known to be a great resource when combatting the symptoms of eczema, and with the availability of home phototherapy, treatment has never been more convenient.
Learn more about phototherapy and how it can help you take control of your eczema by clicking here.