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Eczema: Symptoms, Causes and Risks

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Eczema refers to a group of skin rashes. The most common type is atopic dermatitis. The skin can become red and irritated with small fluid filled bumps that may ooze fluid and become itchy.

According to About.com, “10 percent to 20 percent of children will develop eczema worldwide, with about half of those being diagnosed before the age of one”. However, Kidshealth notes that about half of children do outgrow their eczema by the time they reach their teens. About.com goes on to say “about one-third of eczema patients respond to food triggers”. The most common ones are eggs, milk, peanuts, soy and wheat.

A recent study abstract was presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, held from March 18 to 22 in San Francisco regarding research into egg and milk allergies in children with eczema.


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There is some type of imbalance causing it. I would use a hard core diet and eat alot of greens, celery and broccoli and lots of water.


October 5, 2011 - 11:02pm

Eczema is such a horrendous condition to live with, especially when it is your baby that is suffering and there is nothing you can do. I lost all hope in what GP's were offering my son to treat his horribly sore skin as everything they gave us hurt him so much when we put it on, and didn't seem to make any difference. It has always alarmed me that some of the creams given to us by the GP carry the warning "wash hands thoroughly after use" but I had just covered my baby in it, that just doesn't seem right! We discovered a product called Skin Salvation through a friend and this was the first and only thing that made a difference and did not hurt him to put on. It is by no means a cure, nothing is, but this has really brought my son's skin under control and I know I can rely on it when he gets flare ups as he still does sometimes. Diet is so key in reducing his flare ups, we avoid dairy especially but as he is now 2 he does eat things sometimes that don't help his skin but with the Skin Salvation I know I don't have to hear him crying all through the night anymore because his skin is so sore and itchy. I would recommend it to anyone who has lost hope, it really did make our lives far more manageable and my little boy no longer cringes at the thought of having cream put on him, he actually quite enjoys it!
I get Skin Salvation from www.purepotions.co.uk - it is quite expensive but a little goes a long way and it is completely worth every penny for us.
Good luck, hope this might help someone!

September 28, 2011 - 10:18am
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