It’s National Eczema week!
Looking for answers about eczema, for a product to help alleviate your symptoms, or just curious about what eczema is?
Did you notice an itchy, red patch on your cheeks, chin, or chest that you scratched until it became more irritated? Did you experience something similar on your neck, inner elbows, or behind your knees? You most likely made an appointment with a doctor and they diagnosed you with Eczema. Learning more about Eczema and what may trigger it is important because you have to learn what may trigger flare-ups. Don’t let Eczema get in the way of your everyday life.
Types of Eczema & Symptoms
There are several types of Eczema: atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, nummular eczema, seborrheic dermatitis and stasis dermatitis. Overall, eczema is very common
and in many cases it’s completely manageable. According to NationalEczema.org, over 30 million Americans have some form of eczema. Eczema can range from mild, moderate, and severe. And it’s most common for babies and children to develop on their face, particularly on the cheeks and chin. Symptoms can be different from case to case.
Symptoms to be aware of:
● Dry, sensitive skin
● Red, inflamed skin
● Very bad itching
● Dark colored patches of skin
● Rough, leathery or scaly patches of skin
● Oozing or crusting
● Areas of swelling
You may only face a few of these symptoms. You could face flare-ups or symptoms could go away entirely.
The most popular question people have in regards to eczema is whether or not it is contagious. Simply, it is not. You can’t “catch” it. The exact cause of Eczema is unknown, however, it is believed that the people who develop eczema have a combination of genes and environmental triggers. According to NationalEczema.org, when an irritant or allergen “switches on” the immune system, skin cells don’t behave as they should causing an eczema flare-up.
What are the treatments?
There is no cure for eczema but there are treatments. Treatments include over-the-counter (OTC) remedies, prescription topical medications, phototherapy, immunosuppressants, and biologic drugs. Many people with eczema find success with specific natural and alternative treatments. You can manage flare ups by:
- Knowing your triggers so you can avoid exposure
- Implement a daily bathing and moisturizing routine (this is where Dr. Doug’s comes into play)
- Use OTC and prescription medication consistently and as prescribed
How can Dr. Doug’s help?
Our best product for you to use would be our Original Miracle Balm. Many have told us Dr. Doug's helps immensely with their Eczema. This balm is made with 100% certified organic ingredients and has no preservatives. It’s fortified with essential oils for anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and counter irritant effects. The all-natural ingredients provide a soothing moisture barrier. It can also calm the fires of cuts, cracks, and insect bites. The Original Miracle Balm was dubbed for its quick-relief, healing, and long-lasting qualities. Dr. Doug hand-makes the balm with organic beeswax and organic extra virgin coconut oil. Both of these ingredients have incredible moisturizing properties. When applied to the skin, it’s non-greasy and has a no-residue finish. Just apply to your trouble areas of skin daily.
You can learn more in-depth about our Original Miracle Balm in our recent blog post “An everywhere, no matter-what problem, “Go to Balm”. If you haven’t found a good treatment for your Eczema, try out Dr. Doug’s Miracle Balm today! Even if you don’t have Eczema and are just searching for the best daily moisturizer out there, then this is the product for you!
Have you had any great experiences with our Dr. Doug’s Original Miracle Balm? We’d love to hear from you! Check out Dr. Doug’s Original Miracle Balm and our other products!