Wednesday, January 13, 2010

It's Eczema

Eczema is a disease in a form of dermatitis, or inflammation of the epidermis. The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions. These include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding. Eczema is often likely to be found on the flexor aspect of joints. This is the information I learned from Wikipedia.

I was in denial when the pediatrician said it was eczema. It's definitely an eczema. I was hoping it was just some kind of heat allergy. During summer, Jake suffered a lot from eczema and up until now he is still has it in his neck and flexor part of his arm and leg joints. It wasn't bad as before but still he is scratching it like crazy. I applied cetaphil cream on it to ease the itchiness and would not bother him that much. That was what the Doctor advised us to do. My husband and I are so worried about this darn eczema that my son is having and we also keep looking for the best eczema treatment we could find anywhere so it will be healed permanently.


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