Signs And Symptoms Of Eczema
Eczema – What Does It Look Like?
The appearance of eczema can vary from mild forms, when skin looks dry and flaky, to severe forms, when skin can be extremely irritated and red. The most severe forms of eczema can make your skin crack and ooze. Even if your skin does not look dry, flaky, or red, it needs consistent care and protection.
It’s important to remember that eczema happens in cycles – at times, your skin may feel okay. Other times, it will feel itchy, and scratching leads to red, rashy, and/or leathery skin. Eczema tends to flare up when you’re exposed to triggers, which are substances or conditions that aggravate your eczema. These can include irritants, rough fabrics such as wool, emotional stress, heat and sweating. When you’re experiencing a flare, you’re more likely to scratch, which can aggravate already irritated skin and make the condition worse. NEOSPORIN ESSENTIALS® Products are for people with mild to moderate eczema.
Eczema most frequently appears on the face, arms, and legs, but it can show up in other areas, too.
Pictures of Eczema:
Since there are varying levels of severity within eczema, it may be hard to know if you just have dry skin, or if you have eczema. Normal dry skin is usually a temporary problem, and does not tend to be very itchy or inflamed. If your dry skin turns into an itchy rash that appears frequently, it could be eczema. You may want to see a physician to confirm whether or not you have eczema, or to find out how severe your eczema is. NEOSPORIN ESSENTIALS® Products are for people with mild to moderate eczema.
With the proper management and product solutions, you can begin living your life with fewer interruptions from eczema.
In babies and children, eczema is seen in differing severity and different places on the body depending on age. Head, face and/or feet are more common areas for flares in babies and young children than adults.