What is Eczema?

An acute or chronic noncontagious inflammation of the skin, often caused by allergy and characterized by itching, scaling, and blistering. No matter which part of the skin is affected, eczema is almost always itchy. Affected areas usually appear very dry, thickened, or scaly. In infants, the itchy rash can produce an oozing, crusting condition that happens mainly on the face and SCALP, but patches may appear anywhere.ECZEMA SYMPTOMS include itchy, red, and dry skin caused by inflammation

Eczema affects about 10% to 20% of infants and about 3% of adults.


fluid-filled lumps appear on the skin.

people with eczema are allergic to HOUSE dust mite.

pollens, moulds

worse when  in contact with pets.

being inside an air-conditioned environment affects the skin as it turns cold and dry, and therefore even more itchy,

photo-sensitive eczema, which is caused by exposure to the UV (ultra-violet) rays.

Seasonal changes can also trigger it off, specially when the weather get colder or when there is low humidity in the air.

Preventive Measures:

Get rid of dust in the HOUSE as it harbours dust mites that could trigger the allergy. Pet fur is a strong trigger.

Good hygiene is important.

Its important to EDUCATE our selfs about the nature of eczema and all factors regarding it.

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