Symptoms And Treatment Of Eczema

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Rohan Krishnan, Kartik Tyagi
Ms. Turner
Health Science I Honors Period 4(A)
7 December 2016
Research Paper - Eczema The condition of eczema, otherwise known as atopic dermatitis, atopic eczema, or allergic eczema, affects the skin, causes many bruises and redness, itching, oozing and over time rough hard thickened skin. As can be inferred from its many names, many people with eczema either have a variety of allergies already, examples of which being “allergic rhinitis (hay fever), asthma and/or food allergy” (“Eczema (atopic Dermatitis)”), or might develop these allergies later as the condition progresses. People with eczema have skin that is susceptible to many irritants and allergens. This is because the skin barrier of such affected peoples is damaged. The irritation of the skin with eczema patients can cause the skin to release many substances/chemicals to make the skin very itchy. If one with eczema scratches one’s skin, more of such substances/chemicals are released from the skin and the skin will get even more itchy. All across the United States, about “30 million” people are “affected by eczema.” Eczema is usually seen in babies and children, but can also be developed by adults (“What is Eczema”). Eczema is more common than one might think, with the condition affecting “10-20% of infants, and 3% of adults” (“Eczema and Your Skin”). Some common symptoms for eczema include having very sensitive skin, reddish dermatitis, an excessive amount of itching, dark and

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