Confidence with eczema
Eczema is a non-contagious, inflammatory skin condition that affects people of all ages.
In eczematous skin there is a lack of lipid between cells, and therefore water is lost making the skin dry. The loss of water means the skin’s cells shrink and crack, leaving gaps where irritants can penetrate. Inflammation can then occur as the skin barrier is broken, causing redness, swelling and itching.
Eczema is typically a long-term condition that can have a serious impact on a person’s life. There are a number of different types of Eczema, however atopic eczema is the most common form and affects around 10% of the population at some time in their lives.
Cork explaining eczema