Nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population will be affected by atopic dermatitis at some point in their lives. That’s a lot of red, inflamed, itchy patches and overall discomfort. In terms of eczema treatment, education is important. The more you know, the better chance you have at controlling your child’s eczema. In this post, we will look at where eczema appears the most.
Reviewing the Symptoms of Eczema
This skin condition is almost always itchy. At times, the itch will start before the rash appears. However, when it does, the rash usually appears on the face, back of the knees, wrists, hands, or feet. The eczema rash can also affect other parts of the body. Keep in mind that affected areas may appear dry, thickened, or scaly. Infant eczema is a bit different in that the rash often produces an oozing, crusting condition that appears on the face and scalp. As children grow older, watch for the rash to begin in the creases of elbows or knees. Other common places for eczema include the neck, wrists, ankles, or crease between the buttocks and legs. Over time, a person’s skin can:
- Get bumpy, looking like permanent goosebumps
- Lighten or darken where the rash appears
- Thicken, turning leathery to protect itself from constant scratching
- Develop knots on the thickened skin
- Itch constantly
You can see on our education page that 90 percent of people with atopic dermatitis start getting symptoms before age five. That said, nearly half of those who get AD during childhood continue to have milder signs and symptoms as an adult. For adults with the skin condition, look for the rash to:
- Appear in the crease of the elbows or knees and nape of the neck
- Be especially noticeable on the neck and face
- Cover much of the body
- Be particularly bad around the eyes
- Cause very dry skin
- Lead to a non-stop itch
- Result in scaly skin (scalier than infants and children with eczema symptoms)
- Cause possible infection
Soothems Eczema Therapy
Have you long been searching for an effective, natural treatment for eczema? With all the products available, it can be a challenge trying to figure out what to use for eczema. There’s no doubt that treating the condition takes an “all-in” approach. You may want to look at your child’s diet, the environment at home, soaps, and other potential triggers.
Our team is taking eczema therapy one step further. As a parent, you may already think of yourself as an eczema skin care expert. But now, your child can reap the benefits of wearing Soothems garments. These products are designed for children suffering from skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema, skin allergies, and dry skin. You and your child can feel at ease knowing that our proprietary material, known as TEWLTect, protects and soothes itchy skin. Think about how much more peaceful things would be at home if your child could get a better night's sleep. Not only would they be happier, but the entire family would as well.
If you’re still curious about eczema, feel free to contact us. We are happy to help improve the well-being of your child.