Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition characterized by inflammation, itching, redness, and the development of patches of dry, scaly skin. Eczema can affect people of all ages but is particularly common in children. It often follows a relapsing and remitting course, meaning symptoms can flare up periodically and then improve.

With proper Ayurvedic Treatment, most people with eczema can achieve good control of their symptoms and maintain healthy skin.

Causes of Eczema:

  1. Genetics: Eczema tends to run in families, suggesting a genetic component.
  2. Immune System Dysfunction: An overactive immune system response may contribute to the inflammation seen in eczema.
  3. Skin Barrier Dysfunction: Individuals with eczema often have a compromised skin barrier, which allows moisture to escape and irritants to enter the skin more easily.
  4. Environmental Triggers: Allergens (like pollen, pet dander, and dust mites), irritants (such as soaps and detergents), and certain weather conditions (cold and dry air) can trigger or exacerbate eczema symptoms.

Symptoms of Eczema:

  1. Itching: Intense itching is a hallmark of eczema and can be severe, leading to skin damage from scratching.
  2. Redness: Affected areas of the skin often become red and inflamed.
  3. Dryness: Eczema patches are typically dry and may develop scaling or peeling skin.
  4. Rash: Raised, bumpy rashes may develop, especially in the crooks of the elbows, backs of the knees, face, and hands.
  5. Cracking and Oozing: In severe cases, the skin can crack or ooze fluid, increasing the risk of infection.
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