Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by dry, itchy skin and visible skin rash. Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema. In a healthy state, the external layer of your skin acts as a protective barrier. But for eczema sufferers, the skin has a deficiency in the external layer that allows the moisture to escape and causes chronic dryness. When skin is dry and unprotected, irritants can reach the sensitive layers below and cause uncomfortable itch flare-ups.
Approximately 35 million people have eczema, including me. I have a patch below my right knee. It has been there for as long as I can remember. It is a red patch that can get scaly in the winter and itchy sometimes. It bothers me occasionally but not enough to actually try and do anything about it.
Recently, I found out about NEOSPORIN® ESSENTIALS™, the number one doctor approved brand of over the counter topical antibiotic ointments. They have a new line of skin care products including Eczema Essentials.
This cream goes beyond ordinary daily lotions to relieve dryness, irritation, and itch due to eczema. NEOSPORIN® ECZEMA ESSENTIALS™ Daily Moisturizing Cream is clinically shown to restore visibly healthier skin in just 3 days and is shown to be as effective as the leading prescription skin barrier emulsion in people with mild to moderate eczema with twice daily (or as-needed) use. It has also received the Seal of Acceptance from the National Eczema Association. I would show you a picture but the advertiser for this post doesn’t allow extra pictures, just their own. And really, do you want to see a picture of my eczema?
Although eczema is not known to be on places other than extremities I believe I have patches on my head as well. Every winter I get such a dry scalp too bad they don’t have a product for that.
Cold and dry weather outside and forced air inside can put skin at high risk for eczema flare ups. Try to keep the affected skin warm and protected when outside (I will wear pants but not a hat), get plenty of Vitamin D (no one drinks more milk than me) and consider getting a humidifier to help add moisture to the dry air (I never remember to pull it out until winter is over and when I do I forget to refill it with water).
Hopefully you will have better luck than me in treating your skin problems.