Eczema is skin condition which can be identified by red dry looking flaky and cracked skin. It can affect various parts of the body and is often prevalent in the face and neck areas. The condition can be painful and irritating as well as causing confidence problems related to appearance anxiety.
The most common type of Eczema is called Atopic Eczema which tend to be a hereditary condition. It can affect people of all ages but more commonly affect children who grow out of the condition at an early age.
The condition can be sporadic in its outbreaks, fairing up from time to time. It is thought that certain triggers cause these flare ups such as
■Infection of the skin
■Animal hair or fur
■Certain types of abrasive clothing
Treatment involves the application of special moisturisers. Soap substitutes are also used to replace soap which can have a drying out effect on the skin