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Eczema Questions from Readers – Series 1

This post will be update periodically on questions from readers.  The focus of this piece are common question that I usually received through email and other social media outlets.   This is a great way to learn about the condition especially if you were recently diagnosed.  Feel free to send me an email if you have any further questions as I am here to help! Also for those you want to answer some of the questions please reply in the comment section. Love to hear your view and also what others have gone through.

*All questions listed here are not exact when it was sent to me.  I have combined these questions with other questions of the same matter and I further modified them.  All parties’ names are removed.

Question 1.

What lotions or creams should I look into, I find organic products work but they can be very expensive especially the amount I use.

One solution is to make your own product and if you join my mailing list below, you will receive my free PDF guide on making your own body butter using essential oils.  The issue with making your own, is the upfront cost of the ingredients because in order to save money, you have to buy in bulk.  You will also need room to store the ingredients in the fridge.  But you will save a lot of money in the long run. I suggest trying it anyways to see if it is viable for you.

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Eczema and Psoriasis – A Big Difference?

Have you experienced dry and itchy skin? These are signs and symptoms that are generally associated with skin disease or chronic skin disorder (as I would preferably call it). But without deeper knowledge, this manifestation can easily be mistaken for a specific type of skin disease particularly either as psoriasis or eczema. Though this two skin condition has a lot in common, eczema highly differs from psoriasis where both exhibit unique characteristics. Continue reading

What Is Eczema? – A Closer Look at Atopic Dermatitis

What Is Eczema?

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic medical (skin) condition (disorder) that causes the skin to become irritated and inflamed. It is a condition that is most common in children but it can last throughout adulthood. Infants that develop eczema often outgrow it by their 10th birthday, but some will occasionally suffer symptoms throughout their lives.

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The Symptoms of Eczema

The most common symptom is itching. The itching can be severe at times and is often worse at night. Because the skin can be so itchy, many people also have very sensitive and irritated skin because they scratch their skin to try to relieve the itch. Other symptoms include colored patches on the skin that are red to brownish gray in color, small raised bumps, and thickened, cracking or scaly skin.

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