What do you think your child would say is the worst thing about their eczema? There’s a good chance they’ll tell you it’s the itch. The National Eczema Association mentions that every person who has eczema must cope with that itch. As you know all too well, itching leads to scratching, which results in the development of eczema and more dry skin. It then becomes a domino effect as dry skin and eczema cause more itching. The “itch-scratch cycle,” as what it’s known, is by no means fun for your child. That said, understanding why eczema itches can help you manage the condition’s symptoms more effectively.
The itch in the skin begins when free nerve fibers are stimulated by nerve endings called C fibers. Found in the top layer of the skin, these nerve endings can be stimulated by a variety of factors such as environmental irritants, dry skin, flares, or chemical mediators in the skin. The body responds to the itch by activating nerve pathways and sending messages to the brain. Not surprisingly, the behavior response to the itch is scratching. However, atopic dermatitis is a bit different. With this condition, neurogenic itch and psychogenic itch come into the equation. On one hand, neurogenic itch begins in the central nervous system in response to circulating itch factors. Psychogenic itch, meanwhile, relates to itch that’s stimulated by psychological factors. When it comes to eczema, there are typically unconscious or conscious desires to scratch.
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