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  • Eczema is the commonly used term for a very common skin allergy called Atopic Dermatitis (AD).
  • Initially presents itself as patches of skin that become rough and inflamed with blisters.
  • These lesions are intensely itchy and can ooze and bleed (Acute AD).

Women having Eczema

Why do I have Eczema?

Over time, the skin in some areas become dry, thicker and darker (Lichenified). The most common areas involved are the inner creases of the elbows and knees. In babies and children, the lesions may often be more generalized.

Other reasons that contribute to having Eczema are:

Allergies AD usually starts in infancy and can be a lifelong condition. It is usually associated with other allergic conditions such as asthma, food allergy and hay fever (allergic rhinitis).

Dysfunction The exact cause is not known but two main factors are believed to be Immune dysfunction and Skin barrier dysfunction.

Disruptions in the normal skin functioning This leads to disruptions in the normal skin functioning, dryness, inflammation and redness and itching.

Bacterial invasion The breaks in the skin barrier and sensitivity to allergic substances, due to easy penetration of allergens.

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