Eczema is a term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. It causes dryness, inflammation, scaling and redness of the skin. Unfortunately, this skin problem is very common in children and babies.
Below are the symptoms of acute/chronic eczema:
- Inflamed skin
- Peeling, flaky skin
- Burning from exposed, irritated skin
- Cracked, cut skin from severe dryness
- Changes in skin texture and color
Root causes of Eczema
1. Genetic Factors
Our genetics can cause development of eczema. The reason for that, is from a mutated gene. One mutation reduces the level of filaggrin, a protein that keeps the corneal layer of the skin protected.
2. Low sebum production
Our skin can dries because of insufficient production of natural oils. Genetic factors or poor immunity affect the production of serum.
3. Low Immune Function
Low immune can lead to a lot of problems. It can cause inflammation in response to bacteria and yeasts that live on the skin. A utoimmune disorders, medications, nutrient deficiencies, untreated infections or poor gut health can cause this situation.
Allergies can cause the release of antibodies and it can affect the immune response. Some foods, chemical exposure, harsh toxins, perfumes and soaps cause allergies.
If you use antibiotics for a long time it an cause the weakening of the immune system, resulting in toxicity. Also toxicity can be cause by long-term exposure to pollutants, and smoking, as it all builds up toxins within your skin and body.
The climate have a huge influence on our healt. It is known that people who live in cold countries or developed countries are more prone to eczema, because of dry and cold weather. Pollution and unhealthy dietary habits can also lead to the development of severe skin disorders.
The researches show that breastfeeding protects the baby from allergies, unlike formula-fed babies who are more prone to eczema.
There are a lot of researches which is made to find out if vaccines are contributing to eczema. Even though there is no evidence to support that, it is fact that eczema is becoming more common with the rise in vaccination.
How To Treat Eczema
• First you should not scratch or peel dry skin. This can cause open cracks or wounds that allow bacteria to get in.
• Every time you buy something new you should see the ingredients.You may be allergic to something you come in contact with often. Also,take a closer look at the food you’re eating, as well as your skin care products and household products.
•Also, you should eat a healthy diet full of anti-inflammatory foods that boost immunity.
• Make your own eczema cream with natural ingredients to help soothe your skin.