Eczema!

What is Eczema?

Eczema is an inflammation of the skin. Common symptoms are redness, itching and oozing vesicular lesions which becomes scaly, crusted or hardened.

Eczema has affected people around the world for thousands of years. Unfortunately, the cure for eczema is still very much out of sight, even with modern conventional medicine.

Who gets Eczema?

Long story short, eczema affects anyone. It is often very common among children but it can affect men and women of any age.

The condition and severity might vary from person to person. Eczema generally is categorized by dry, red patches on the skin that causes itchiness. Naturally, people will tend to scratch the itch and complicate the condition further as it will then develop into rashes.

What Causes Eczema?

Hereditary

One of the major causes of eczema is genetics. When one or both parents have eczema, it is extremely likely for their child to develop eczema.

Daily Diet

There are many food products that are believed to trigger eczema.

a.     Wheat based product.

Gluten causes eczema flare-ups. Gluten is commonly found in wheat-products like bread, pretzels, and pasta.

b.     Dairy Product.

Dairy products like milk, yogurt, ice-cream, and cheese are associated with causing eczema. Babies who are breast-fed are far less likely to suffer from eczema than a baby who consumes baby milk formula.

c.      Fish and seafood.

Oily fish such as Salmon, Tuna, Trout, Mackerel and Sardines can also cause eczema flare-ups due to the fatty acids contained within.

Further, crustaceans (such as lobster, crab, prawns and crayfish) and molluscs (such as clams, oysters, and mussels) should also be avoided.

d.      Acidic fruits

Cranberries, blueberries, and blackcurrants have been found to cause elevated irritation of eczema.

e.      Nuts

Nuts such as almonds, pistachios, cashew, hazelnuts, and walnuts can worsen pre-existing condition of eczema if it is included in the diet.

Managing Eczema

Vitamin E oil

Vitamin E can hydrate your skin while promoting healing at the same time, furthermore, it will also activate the body’s ability to use Vitamin K and Selenium. The presence of Antioxidant in Vitamin E oil also provides an additional level of protection for the skin.

Moisturise

As eczema is caused by dry skin, those who are affected should frequently moisturise. This can be done by adding moisturiser to your skin and reducing the amount of soap used while showering. Timing is also key with moisturiser application. After drying off from your shower, apply your moisturisers within 5 minutes to have the maximum benefits!

Did you know? The Amzee Hydrogen Glow Mist works great as a moisturiser. Your skin will absorb more moisture than any other mist spray. Researchers from Yonsei University, South Korea have shown significant results of Molecular Hydrogen in suppressing the level of inflammation related to Atopic Eczema. Molecular Hydrogen’s ability to suppress inflammation is derived from its property as a strong and powerful antioxidant.