Eczema is a condition that arises when allergens are easily absorbed into, and irritate the skin. Sufferers will find that because their body isn't making a sufficient amount of oils and fats they won't be able to retain as much water - water which acts as a useful barrier against these allergens and bacteria.
If you suffer from eczema, you will know how frustrating it can be and how hard it is to avoid scratching! But you are not alone - it is estimated that 5 million people in the UK suffer from some form of this inflammation of the skin.
National Eczema Week aims to raise awareness of the National Eczema Society and all the places that eczema sufferers and their families can go to get more information, friendly advice and support. While some people may have a few patches of eczema around the body, there are many different kinds of this dermatitis, some of which can really affect your day to day living.
Eczema treatments vary from Emollients (highly moisturising creams), Topical Corticosteriods (to manage inflamation) and Atopic Eczema (finding diet and possible triggers). All of these treatments are time consuming.
The society is a registered charity so any money that you can donate will be very welcome. If you would like to donate to this cause just visit the National Eczema Society's webpage at: http://www.eczema.org/ and find out how.
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