Please note the recommendations here are not intended as medical advice. Please consult your physician for medical advice.
What is Eczema?
According to WebMD, Eczema is a term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. The most common type of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema. Atopic refers to a group of diseases with an often inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions, such as asthma and hay fever.
Eczema affects about 10% to 20% of infants and about 3% of adults and children in the U.S. Most infants who develop the condition outgrow it by their tenth birthday, while some people continue to have symptoms on and off throughout life. With proper treatment, the disease often can be controlled.
What Does Eczema Look Like?
Eczema may look different for each person. It may even look different or affect different parts of the body from time to time. The rash can be mild, moderate, or severe. Generally, people with eczema suffer from dry, sensitive skin. Eczema is also known for its intense itch. The itch may be so bad that a person will scratch their skin until it bleeds, which can make the rash even worse, leading to even more inflammation and itching. This is called the itch-scratch cycle.
What Could Make Eczema Worse?
The specific cause is not yet known, but certain genetic and environmental factors may make eczema flare up. The most common are:
- Substances: soaps, detergents, shampoos, disinfectants, juices from fresh fruits, meats or vegetables
- Allergens: dust mites, pets, pollens, mold, dandruff
- Microbes: bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, viruses, certain fungi
- Hot and cold temperatures: hot weather, high and low humidity, perspiration from exercise
- Foods: dairy products, eggs, nuts and seeds, soy products, wheat
- Stress: can make symptoms worse
- Hormones: women can experience worsening of eczema symptoms at times when their hormone levels are changing, for example during pregnancy and at certain points in their menstrual cycle
It is helpful to maintain a diary/calendar of symptoms to become aware of and then eliminate or better control the factors making you more sensitive to eczema.
NeoGenesis products contain the S²RM® molecules that naturally heal the skin, delivering nutrient rich molecules to the areas of inflammation. By providing the best climate for healing, calming and hydrating the skin, areas of inflammation are reduced, allowing symptoms to subside.
The topical application of NeoGenesis Recovery, abundant in S²RM® molecules, will help with the rash, inflammation, and itching, and help to break the itch-scratch cycle. I then encourage you to follow Recovery with NeoGenesis Intensive Moisturizer and apply as often as needed to calm the skin. Use Recovery, on cleansed skin twice daily, until the skin is healed. Recovery is safe for use on all areas of the body, including around the eyes. When combined with the important management of environmental factors, NeoGenesis can aid in healing the skin and reducing or eliminating the redness, swelling, itching and general discomfort from eczema.
For ongoing comfort and to reduce the chances of the eczema reappearing, I recommend transitioning over to the use of our NeoGenesis Skin Serum once or twice daily, followed by the application of our Intensive Moisturizer. S²RM® technology found in NeoGenesis products will continue to naturally feed nutrients into the skin. This creates healthy layers within the skin and a stronger, improved skin barrier. The healthier and stronger the skin is, the less chance of inflammation recurring from eczema.
“I have had Eczema on my knees for 5 years. I have tried topical steroid creams from the doctors, but it always comes back shortly after I stop using the cream. I started using NeoGenesis Recovery Serum twice a day and within 2 weeks it was completely cleared up. I was amazed at how fast it happened. Now I apply Recovery twice a week and I am going on 10 months of my knees being completely clear. I love this stuff!” ~ DC [Contributed from https://NeoGenesis.com]
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