Eczema

Illness and Health Conditions

Eczema is a common skin problem that can make your skin irritable, red and itchy. It can appear on the face, neck, knees, elbows, hands and ankles most commonly. Though it can appear on other parts of the body.

Eczema is not contagious and can vary in severity.

How do I manage my eczema?

If you have eczema your skin doesn’t provide the same level of protection and loses moisture causing the skin to become very dry. So the best way to help your eczema is to moisturise your skin..a lot. You can get special moisturisers called emollients that can help with this.

You can play sport though sweating may irritate your skin so make sure to wear loose cotton clothing.

Visit your GP to diagnose your skin condition and to get help with managing it.

For more information go to:

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Eczema-(atopic)/Pages/Introduction.aspx