Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a chronic skin disease that affects more than 31 million people in the US alone. And with October winding down let us not forget Eczema Awareness Month. This month is the perfect opportunity to highlight the common condition to provide a better understanding of it.
Eczema usually presents as dry, red, and itchy patches on the skin that break out in rashes when scratched. Treatment usually involves avoiding scratching, using moisturizers, cold compresses, and anti-inflammatory creams or ointments. More commonly seen in children, the condition can affect people of all ages.
Help those who have eczema live their best life. Spreading awareness provides individuals dealing with the condition an opportunity to better manage it. If you or someone you know is affected by eczema, October is a good time to seek out resources and get further education on the condition.
Source: American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), National Eczema Association