Side Effects of Eczema and Treatment

Atopic dermatitis, or better known as eczema, is a severe drying of the skin. It is a hereditary condition most often seen in the form of a rash. It is common for babies to suffer from it, and most will grow out of the condition as a teen or adult. The skin condition is so common in fact that ten to twenty percent of people may suffer from it either as a child or adult. Unfortunately, there are irritating side effects associated with it. Here are some of the side effects or symptoms you will see if you or your child has eczema.

A side effect that any and every eczema sufferer will experience is chronic itching. The skin becomes very dry and flaky which leads to irritation. The best way to temporary stop the itching is to scratch your skin. However, this is very bad for it because the constant scratching can result in a rash. The itching is cause from an inflammation of the skin because it can’t moisturize itself or stay properly moisturized during the day.

The skin will appear to be inflamed, dry, red, and flaky. You can decrease the side effects by using some type of natural eczema oil. Quality ingredients you should look for in an oil are Kukui nut oil, premium emu oil, and jojoba Oil. All of which are high in vitamin E. These ingredients are proven to be effective because emu and Kukui nut oil have been used for centuries for their ability to soothe eczema and other skin related ailments.

Because the skin can become so irritated, the constant or frequent scratching can cause the skin to crack or bleed. This will make your skin ooze which leads to infections. Another side effect of the skin condition is blistering. This is usually associated with more severe cases. Bleeding, oozing, and blisters make it possible for eczema to spread over the body. It isn’t contagious, but it does spread on your own skin.

Eczema will most likely been seen as dry, red patches throughout your skin. Severe cases will include some of the other side effects. There are also side effects with medicines used to treat it. Most prescribed medications have noted that the itching and redness increases. This may happen because of synthetic ingredients are chemicals used to make the product. Using natural skin care products for eczema are safe and are only made with organic products. Another great advantage of natural products is that they can be used on any ages and are safe for babies as well.

About the Author: Melanie Nader is the founder of the Homestead Company which makes premium quality natural skin care products including eczema oil and diaper ointment made with the finest 100% natural ingredients. For more information, visit


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