What is Eczema?
Eczema is a severe form of dry skin, often appearing as a red, itchy rash. People with eczema are usually diagnosed when they’re young. Symptoms can become less severe over time.
The word “eczema” comes from a Greek word meaning “to boil over,” which is a fitting description. Eczema is visible on the surface, manifesting itself in dry, itchy painful skin and discomfort, but it originates from deeper within.
Think of a boiling pot of liquid left on the stove. As the liquid boils over, it leaves streaks on the outside of the pot – imagine eczema is those streaks. Just like how those streaks can be cleaned off with the right products, so too, can eczema be soothed. However a longer-term solution is more in line with figuring out how to reduce the temperature of the stove – discovering what is happening inside that’s “boiling over” in the form of eczema.
Dealing with eczema is two-fold. The first thing you can do is soothe it when it appears, using products such as Comfort Bear Bar, Triple Cream, Cutemol, and Moisture-All. This will help you cope with the day-to-day irritations associated with eczema. At the same time, be sure to focus on the second part, which is a more long-term approach that involves seeking answers internally – figuring out how to reduce the temperature of the stove. Too often, eczema is an external manifestation of something deeper.