Eczema isn’t just one skin condition. It’s really a family of skin conditions that cause the skin to become swollen, irritated, and itchy.
Do doctors know what causes it? Yes and no. Irritants, such as detergent, or an allergy to poison ivy or a metal, for instance, cause certain types of eczema. But a combination of factors, including inheriting certain genes, and having an overactive immune system, may be to be blame for other eczema.
Several types of eczema exist (including dandruff and diaper rash!), and sometimes a person can develop more than one type.
Diagnosing eczema may be as simple as a dermatologist looking for a rash. Or it may require a bit more detective work.
A treatment plan depends on the type of eczema you have. Keeping your skin moisturized with Dermarest® Eczema products can help.
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