31.6 million people in the U.S. has some form of Eczema. Here is what to do.
31.6 million people in the U.S. has some form of Eczema.
Eczema awareness month is here, and we're bringing you the info you need to know. If you've ever experienced dry, sensitive, itchy, or inflamed skin, skin that appears red in lighter skin tones or brown, purple, gray or ashen in darker skin tones, darker-colored patches, rough, leathery or scaly patches, oozing or crushing, or areas of swelling, you may have a form of eczema, according to the National Eczema Organization.
For 40 years, Dr. B has treated all types of eczema and even made a solution for his patients, the Pre-Bath Oil.
We asked Dr. B your eczema questions.
Q: How can I identify if I have eczema?
A: Well the most common way to identify if you have a form of eczema is by observing your skin. If you're experiencing red, rough skin that is itchy, it is likely to be eczema. More severe eczema may manifest as dry, cracked skin.
Q: What causes eczema?
A: Eczema is caused by either an allergic reaction or irritation of the skin. Allergic eczema is caused by something you are allergic to, such as poison ivy. Irritant eczema is from excessive washing of hands or applying acid to the skin. You're not allergic to those products, but it gives your skin eczema because of excessive use.
Q: What is the best solution to soothe and heal eczema?
A: Well, over the many years of treating eczema patients, I've found the best solutions are both topical and internal. However, the prevention of eczema is very important. The use of the Pre-Bath Oil will protect and soothe your skin to avoid severe forms of dryness and prevent eczema from developing. I actually formulated the Pre-Bath Oil with a patient who had severe eczema. Nothing was working for him and then when he started using the Pre-Bath Oil his eczema finally started looking better. I give all my patients with dry skin and eczema the Pre-Bath Oil.