What is Eczema?
Eczema is a very embarrassing chronic skin condition and in the UK alone 1 in 9 people suffer with this problem, affecting both children and adults. Apart from the symptoms many of which are highly visible; redness, swelling of the skin, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, bleeding, skin discoloration and scaring, there is also the deep rooted emotional issues that are not so easily detectable and in many cases act as psychological and physiological triggers for the complaint in themselves which include stress, scratching and itching.
The causes of Eczema are complicated and varied more often than not, not having a single cause but including a combination of genetic and environmental factors, many of which are not easy to detect:
- Food allergies
- Inhalant allergies
- Psychological factors
- Physiological factors
- Contact allergies
Above are some of the headings for the environmental triggers associated with Eczema. More detailed information on each eczema trigger.
Eczema treatments in Ruislip
To date there is no cure for Eczema but with the help of one of our UK’s leading dermatologists, who have the expertise and are experienced in treating chronic skin conditions, there are treatments available to help alleviate the symptoms. Whatever treatment programme you undertake it will be specific to your symptoms and needs, devised wherever possible to find out the root cause of your condition but more importantly to relieve you of the often painful, uncomfortable and psychological symptoms.