Essay about Eczema

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Eczema

WHAT IS ECZEMA?

     Eczema is a category of skin disease that is characterized by inflammation, itching, dry scaly skin, and in severe cases, small fluid filled blisters and insomnia. It is the most common skin disease in children today.
Mild cases of Eczema are a little worse than a tendency toward dry, itching skin.
Severe cases can effect the whole body, can be intensely itchy, uncomfortable, and even have an effect on the person in a psychological manner due to self- consciousness. Eczema sufferers have acute flare-ups or relapses of their chronic disease that can be annoying, itchy, and very uncomfortable.

HOW DO YOU GET ECZEMA?

     Eczema is not a contagious skin
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Now, with the wonderful discovery of one of the genes that may cause eczema, who knows what will happen. They are working on ways to permanently rid people of eczema all the time, but knowing exactly where the “instructions” on how to create the disease are located make finding a cure more likely.

WHAT CAUSES ECZEMA TO FLARE UP?

     There are many things that can trigger or worsen cases of eczema. The number one cause of eczema flare-ups is emotional stress. Anger, frustration, anxiety, family hostility, rejection, and guilt can complicate the problem of eczema. Irritants such as soaps, solvents, and laundry detergent can provoke it also. The only way to keep irritants from triggering eczema is to avoid them by using substitutes like a non-soap cleaning agent. Allergens in food and the air can also cause eczema to flare-up. Dietary management and air purifiers can help keep allergens under control. Infections of both a viral and bacterial nature can cause eczema to relapse. When the immune system is weak from illness, eczema sufferers are more prone to break outs of greater seriousness and discomfort. WHAT ARE SOME COMMON TYPES OF ECZEMA?

     There are many forms of eczema. Some forms are not specific and cannot be clearly categorized although, most cases fit into one of the following
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