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Eczema amanda

  1. 1. By: Amanda Wolfe
  2. 2.  A medical condition in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with blisters that cause itching and bleeding, sometimes resulting from a reaction to irritation (eczematous dermatitis) but more typically having no obvious external cause.
  3. 3.  Some forms of eczema can be triggered by substances that come in contact with the skin, such as soaps, cosmetics, clothing, detergents, jewelr y, or sweat. Changes in temperature or humidity, or even psychological stress, can lead to outbreaks of eczema in some people.
  4. 4.  Sometimes the itching will start before the rash appears, but when it does the rash most commonly occurs on the face, back of the knee, wrists, hands, or feet. Affected areas usually appear very dry, thickened, or scaly. In fair-skinned people, these area s may initially appear reddish then turn brown.
  5. 5.  Since the disease makes skin dry and itchy, lotions and creams are recommended to keep to keep the skin moist. Treatment of eczema may involve both lifestyle changes and use of medications.
  6. 6.  Nearly 30 million people, including children , suffer from eczema, and it is one of the most common conditions that causes people to visit the doctor. Eczema prevalence among adults was highest in those aged 16-24. For men there was no change in the prevalence of doctor-diagnosed eczema since 1995-1996, and only a small increase for women (from 15% in 1995-1996 to 16% in 2001.