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Symptoms of Eczema

Identify eczema symptoms such as itching and scaly patches. Discover treatment options for managing this chronic skin condition and improving daily life.

  • 14 Feb 2024
  • 2 min read

Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a severe skin condition. While eczema isn't always visible to the naked eye, its effects can impact one's quality of life. From the relentless itch that keeps you up at night to flaky skin patches, living with eczema is like having an invisible illness that constantly reminds you of its presence. In this article, we will discuss some of the most common symptoms of eczema so that you may gain a better understanding of this condition.

What are the Symptoms of Eczema?

Symptoms of eczema include:

  • Intensely itchy skin with dry red patches that appear on the cheeks, arms, and legs.
  • Painful blisters on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet
  • Scaly patches are often due to the overgrowth of yeast.
  • Thickening of the affected skin
  • Coin-shaped patches of dry and itchy skin on arms and legs
  • In children between 1 and 3 years old, eczema primarily involves the face, scalp, and exterior surfaces of the limbs.

Itching is the most significant symptom of eczema, and scratching worsens the situation. Itching is severe enough to disturb sleep. At times, the scratching can be so severe that the areas of the skin start to bleed and become infected to the extent that the skin oozes and crusts. 

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There is no established cure for eczema. Treatments are available to help manage the symptoms and reduce their impact on our daily lives. Treatment aims to alleviate symptoms of eczema, decrease the frequency of flare-ups, and prevent subsequent skin infections. It involves adjustments in lifestyle, skincare routines, anti-inflammatory medications, frequent exercise, and better sleep patterns.

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