Eczema comes in many different forms and can have different causes. When you have eczema you usually recognize this by the red (itchy) spots on your skin. Eczema can start out moist, with blisters on the skin. Later the skin is dry, with flakes.
If you are unsure whether you suffer from eczema, please contact your doctor or dermatologist.
What is Eczema?
Eczema is a collective name for various types of skin conditions. You may suffer from atopic or constitutional eczema (these are the same) or, for example, seborrheic eczema (at the scalp).
In eczema, the skin barrier is disrupted, so that the skin retains moisture less well.
The skin dries out faster and irritating or harmful substances can penetrate it more easily. The result: dry, itchy and often flaky skin, which is difficult to repair on its own.
Eczema can be a chronic condition. With large spots or multiple spots on the body.
Crabs, crabs, crabs. With eczema, there are red, dry, itchy patches on the skin. The itching can range from a little annoying to very present.
Skin flakes, bumps, fissures or crusts, symptoms of eczema or consequences of scratching in eczema.
The physical complaints caused by eczema can in turn cause other complaints. For example, think of a bad night's sleep.
Eczema ointment or eczema cream
Due to the moisture loss, the skin is less well protected against bacteria. The skin can become damaged more quickly and itch.
With an ointment or cream you put a protective layer on this sensitive skin. The protective layer helps restore the moisture balance and strengthen the skin.