What is Eczema? How do you know if you have it?

Eczema is an itch that rashes. It starts out as an intense itch that you cannot resist scratching, and once you scratch, the rash appears. Usually, a patient with eczema experiences itchy, red, cracked skin that may become inflamed and even blister.

Eczema is an umbrella term that looks different in childhood than in adulthood. In childhood, it starts out in the folds of the skin, but as you grow, it can affect any part of the body. It is known to be an immune condition. Your own immune system reacts too strongly and inappropriately to a variety of triggers, ranging from food to clothing to products or ingredients that you may be using on your skin.

If you suffer from the symptoms of eczema, you are not alone. Different forms and stages of eczema affect 1 in 4 people in the United States. Dr. Day’s prior training in internal medicine informs her approach to eczema; she knows how the symptoms associated with eczema can be debilitating and affect quality of life.

Upon consultation, Dr. Day will recommend a personalized treatment protocol for you, tailored to your particular case of eczema. Dr. Day and her team may recommend moisturizers or maintenance medications to help restore your baseline and keep the pesky symptoms of eczema at bay. You can start feeling better by exploring products with these eczema hack ingredients: 

  . Ceramides 

  . Shea Butter 

  . Hyaluronic Acid 

Together with Dr. Day, you can manage your eczema symptoms and feel more comfortable and confident in your own skin.