Understanding Eczema and How to Manage Eczema
Are you feeling alone in your eczema journey? Here are some stats! You are definitely not alone and the good news is.....with the development of science there are so many ways to manage your eczema including using ODAGECO's skincare
Atopic eczema often starts in infancy (45% of cases beginning in the first 6 months of life), and 70% of children are affected before the age of 5 years. Approximately 60% of children will grow out of their AE by adolescence, although up to 50% may then have further episodes as an adult.
(source-Dr Susannah E. Baron, British Association of Dermatologists, Willan House, 4 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 5HQ, UK)
We did quite a bit of reading on this topic and we found some surprising answers!
Here are the things that stood out the most
- Birth by cesarean
- Keeping furry animals at birth and around young children
- Significant loss of sleep at birth and in young children
(Source- Professor Hywel Williams, Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology, Queen’s Medical Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK)
These are by far not the answers we expected to find.
Is Eczema contagious?
Simply put - No, eczema is not contagious. You can't catch eczema from someone or pass it on to someone else via contact.
We've asked persons to describe how eczema feels. The most common response is "itchy". This itching is not in response to a product but itching of the skin all on it's own. Some said the itching can come and go but when it comes , it's bad. Managing eczema can be tough but not impossible.
Need itch relief for your face ? We got you. Try our hydra-gentle cleanser and hydra-gentle nutrient moisturizer in your skincare routine for an ease!
Disclaimer- If you are experiencing itching that is not in response to a product being used, please consult your medical practitioner for a proper diagnosis
How to avoid dry patches with eczema?
There is no cure for eczema but that definitely does not mean that have to live with those dry patches on your skin, especially on your face and you can actually appear eczema free!
What’s the secret? HYDRATION & SENSITIVE SKINCARE. That’s it!
Are you in need of hydration skincare suitable for extremely sensitive skin to avoid flare ups, get rid of those dry not-so-cute patches? Then we got you!
Our hydra-gentle cleanser and hydra-gentle nutrient moisturizer gives you the gently cleansing and nourishment you need and want.
Eczema vs Psoriasis
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes dry, itchy, and thick patches of skin however eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes red, itchy, and dry rashes on the skin. While the two may have similar effects, the difference is very important when treating these conditions.
Within our skincare line, we do have eczema friendly and safe options but we do not recommend them for psoriasis treatment so when placing your orders, please keep this in mind as your health is very important to you and to us!
Eczema and Dermatitis
You may hear the terms atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis in conversations around eczema and it can be confusing so let's break it down.
Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin that is also accompanied by itching. There are several types too!
Atopic dermatitis is correctly interchangeably referred to as eczema whereas, contact dermatitis is a flare up in response to a specific ingredient or allergen whereas atopic dermatitis is chronic and simply exists.
Pro Tip- How the two are treated is actually different so it's important to know the difference so you can get the right treatment plan in place!
Eczema and Dieting
Food does not cause eczema. Certain foods can trigger a flare-up. The research on this topic is extensive but what we've seen as constant is that the cause of flare-ups vary from person to person and so it's very important to pay attention to what you eat when you are experiencing flare-ups so that you can make the necessary adjustments that are best suited for you