In severe cases symptoms include blisters, oozing, bleeding, raw skin from scratching, color changes, redness or inflammation and thickened leather like area. It can be seen on the scalp, face, neck, hands and legs.
Eczema is often seen in infants and children, but usually resolves with age. This condition tends to run in families. People with Eczema often suffer with Asthma and/or Hay fever.
Eczema can be exacerbated by allergies; colds / flu, frequent contact with chemical substances, frequent washing of hand, dry skin, exposure to environmental irritants, fragrances or dyes and stress.
It’s important to avoid the use of products that stress the skin and exacerbate symptoms such as foaming cleansers, strong soaps, harsh detergents and artificial fragrances.