This week on my Facebook page I am focussing on "Eczema". For sufferers of this awful skin condition), you will be all too familiar with the scratching, oozing, sleepless nights that come with eczema and all that it involves. For those lucky enough to not have experienced eczema, here's a bit of information for you that may help you sympathise.
Eczema is a common skin condition affecting approximately 20% of Australian children and 10% of Australian adults. Symptoms include: inflammation of the skin, redness, itchiness, edema, oozing, crusting, scaling and vesicles (blisters). Eczema can be effectively treated but there is currently no cure. Although through taking a wholistic approach including diet modifications, sufferers can see dramatic improvements.
The Eczema Diet: Discover How to Stop and Prevent the Itch of Eczema Through Diet and Nutrition
Usually starts 4-6 months of age. Symptoms include a red rash appearing on the cheeks. This may then spread to the forehead, back of arms and legs. Heavy scaling that resembles cradle cap may appear which can, in severe cases, spread to the entire body.
Infantile eczema usually disappears 3-5 years of age.
Eczema in children usually starts between the ages of 2-4 years of age. Usually found in the creases of elbows, behind the knees, across the ankles. Eczema can also be found on the face, ears and neck. Usually disappears by the age of 10.
Presents itself in large areas of very itchy, reddened and weeping skin. The typical areas of behind the knees, in the folds of elbows, wrists, neck and ankles being affected.
Symptoms generally improve during middle age and are unusual in the elderly.
While these images can be disturbing.. there is hope!!
There are many people who have seen great improvement in eczema symptoms. For those who don't know my story - my son was covered in dreadful eczema as a baby. Through discovering his food allergies and eliminating them from his diet, his skin cleared up within weeks!! He has had perfect skin every since.
Here are just some of the success stories that you may be interested in reading about...
Eczema! Cure It!: Find Your Food Reactions, Experience Perfect Skin, Eliminate Your Triggers
Eczema and Food Allergy - The Hidden Cause?: My Story
Emmy's Eczema (Dinosaur Friends)
Eczema-Free for Life
A Primitive Diet: A Book of Recipes Free from Wheat/Gluten, Dairy Products, Yeast and Sugar: For People with Candidiasis, Coeliac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis/Crohn's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Asthma, Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne,
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