Eczema & Dermatitis

Dermatitis is an irritation of the skin due to certain chemicals or irritants that come in contact with the skin or body. The causes of dermatitis vary greatly. General causes include contact with chemicals, metals, allergens, soaps, or cosmetics. The acidity and chemical activity of these products can react unfavorably with the skin and produce several symptoms that define eczema and dermatitis. Eczema is chronically recurring, and it is not contagious. Treatment of the disorder normally involves applying moisturizing lotion on the afflicted area after bathing to retain moisture.

The symptoms are composed of:
-redness of the skin
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-itching
-dryness
-crusting and cracking
-bleeding or oozing of the afflicted area.
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Normally, it is located near, or upon the joints on the arms and legs, such as hands, wrists, elbows, knees or feet. Families with a history of asthma and/or allergies is prone to be affected by Eczema. Also, people living in urban areas with low humidity are affected more often.