What Exactly Is Eczema
Eczema is also known as atopic dermatitis and it affects the skin’s ability to retain moisture. The skin then becomes easily irritated, dry and itchy.
Eczema can look like dry scaly patches on the cheek or scalp of a four-month-old; red, dry patches in the creases of a 40-year-old’s elbows and knees or even as red, raised rashes on a 2-year-old’s arms and legs.
These are all signs of eczema. It’s unclear as to the cause of eczema and the triggers and symptoms for each individual can be different or they can even change over time. There is a link to eczema and a family history of known allergies or asthma.
Symptoms and signs of eczema
- Rough patches of skin that feel leathery or scaly
- Tiny, white bumps
- Red, inflamed skin
- Dry, sensitive skin
- Areas of swelling
- Itchy skin
- Dark colored patches of skin
- Oozing or crusting
A professional medical practitioner can better diagnose eczema and evaluate if allergy testing should be done.
Treatment of eczema
Moisturizers. A key to preventing or reducing eczema is to maintain skin moisture. After proper washing, apply the probiotic skin repair serum to unopened eczema affected skin.
Surface hygiene. Maintain proper hygiene of the area to minimize pathogenic bacteria or viral growth. In turn, add an external probiotic spray to the area to repopulate and enhance a more balanced skin surface microflora to nullify pathogenic activity. The Kalos Probiotic Misting Wand and the Face & Body Mist are perfect candidates for this application.
Avoid skin irritants. Reduce or eliminate irritants such as sanitizers or makeup products on the area until the skin stabilizes to a more healthy condition.