Eczema for Adults
Are you suffering from unbelievably itchy skin? Have rashes started appearing at random parts of your body, often on your face, hands, and elbows? Do you experience skin irritation especially at night? These could be symptoms of eczema, a popular skin disease among children.
Contrary to popular belief, adults can also have eczema or atopic dermatitis. In the United States 10% to 20% of children and infants and almost 5% of adults are affected by eczema. Although most children outgrow it by the time they reach 10 years old, 10% to 30% of them are still at risk of having relapses in adulthood.
Eczema can be more of a headache for adults than to kids. While rashes often appear on the inner creases of one’s elbows and knees, as well on their face, it can still appear and flare up sporadically in different parts of the body. The rashes also tend to be scalier. Adults who also have atopic dermatitis are prone to having this condition for life.
Atopic dermatitis for adults is manageable. The first thing to remember is to avoid overthinking. Stress and anxiety can cause your eczema to flare up. Next thing is to re-evaluate your household items. Soaps, detergents, lotions, perfumes, and creams can also trigger rashes. Dust, cigarette smoke, sand, and animal hair can also irritate your skin.
Steroid cream, hydrocortisone cream, anti-inflammatory ointments, and oral antihistamines are often the over-the-counter medicine for adults with eczema. These are often coupled with preventive measures such as applying clinically safe moisturizer before going to bed, bathing regularly, avoiding harsh fabric, and staying cool.
If you are suspecting that your skin irritation is related to eczema or other types of dermatitis, it is best to visit a local dermatologist or talk to your family doctor right away and have it diagnosed. Your trusted pharmacist team here at Kearney Park Compounding Pharmacy which is located in Mesquite Texas, would also be more than happy to help you. We also offer free delivery options throughout the Dallas, Texas area.