Eczema is a skin condition in which the skin becomes red, inflamed or itchy, amongst other symptoms. It can form anywhere on the body, from arms to ears to feet. There are a few types of eczema but atopic eczema is by far the most common.
Sometimes people write to us and ask; How do I know if I have eczema? What does eczema look like?
How do you know if you’re suffering from eczema? Is the red patch on your arm eczema or something else? The key to working out whether you have eczema or not is simply by checking your symptoms. Eczema is quite a common condition to suffer with so if you suspect you may have it then there’s a solid chance you may well do.
Eczema has many faces depending on its severity but there are a few tell-tale signs.
Firstly, the skin may appear red or inflamed. This is probably the first sign for sufferers that their skin has a bit of a problem and that it needs treating. All eczema, no matter how severe, tends to have a reddened appearance caused by inflammation.
Dryness of the skin is another early indicator that you may be suffering from eczema. Anything that dries out your skin can cause eczema as it is essentially an advanced version of dry skin. This means that affected areas of eczema are often itchy, cracked and flaky.
Eczema may lead to the formation of blisters and oozing lesions in its more severe stages. The itchiness of the condition could also lead to thickened, crusty skin and an increased risk of infections occurring.
Treatment for Eczema
Syrinx Za Natural Emollient Cream is a natural chemical-free emollient containing Sapropel (Zander) and Argan Oil, ingredients that are able to work together to draw impurities from the skin and relieve the symptoms of eczema.
Our Emollient uses the ancient healing powers of Sapropel (Zander) and Argan to soothe and rehydrate the skin, whilst removing any toxins. It is a gentle emollient for the face, ears, neck and other sensitive areas, and ideal for sensitive, immature skin. Now you know the answer to “What does eczema look like” you can go ahead and start treating it.
However, of course, there is a chance the above symptoms could well indicate a different problem, so it may be worth a trip to your local GP if you are unsure before commencing any treatment.