August 19, 2017
Source: Vera Bekoe l l Ghana

Thank you, readers, for following our weekly skin tips with GlamUp_Gh. Last week we completed our discussion on skin discolouration.

This week, we will look at another common skin disease—eczema.

Eczema is a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, and rough. Blisters may sometimes occur.

 The term 'eczema' is used in two different ways. It can be used widely to describe any rash-like skin conditions. Or, it can be used to describe atopic dermatitis, a chronic skin condition that commonly starts during infancy and continues through into childhood.

Some people outgrow the condition, while others will continue to have it through to adulthood.

The word "atopic" refers to a collection of diseases involving the immune system, including atopic dermatitis, asthma, and hay fever.

"Dermatitis" means inflammation of the skin.

Fast facts on eczema

Here are some key points about eczema.

  • Certain foods such as nuts and dairy can trigger symptoms.
  • Eczema can also be triggered by environmental factors like smoke and pollen.
  • Treatment focuses on healing damaged skin and alleviating the symptoms.
  • Eczema is not a contagious condition.

Make time with me next week and let’s continue our discussion. Have a great weekend.