Have you heard of ‘Eczema’? No, not Alzheimer, but ECZEMA. There’s a huge difference between those two and let me show you.

To those of you who do not know, Eczema (ɛk sə mə or ek-suh-muh/ig-zee-muh) is a chronic skin disorder that involves scaly and itchy rashes. The term eczema is derived from the Greek, meaning “to boil out” because the skin seemed to be “boiling”, according to ancient medical practitioners. Alzheimer (ɑlts haɪ mər/ælts haɪ mər/ɔlts haɪ mər or ahlts-hahy-merz) is a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases. If you still do not understand (which probably due to brain freeze or lack of vitamin D), eczema is a SKIN disease while Alzheimer’s is a BRAIN disease (well sort of)

So for today’s article, I’ll be focusing on Eczema. The following are the causes of Eczema:

  • Stress
  • Allergies to pollen, mold, dust mites, or animals
  • Colds or the flu
  • Contact with rough materials
  • Dry skin
  • Exposure to environmental irritants
  • Exposure to water
  • Feeling too hot or too cold
  • Fragrances or dyes added to skin lotions or soaps

Therefore to limit irritation, avoid potential chemical triggers by opting for soapless cleansers and wearing gloves when cleaning or gardening. If those don’t help, redness could indicate an allergy to nickel in jewelry, chemicals in products, or antibiotics. I take myself as an example, I have Eczema. I can’t wear nickel jewelleries, wash the dishes with my bare hands. As Penicillin is one of the best antibiotics for most people, I’m allergic to it.

There are few ways to treat Eczema. If you have rashes on your body, DO NOT scratch them. Believe me, I used to scratch as I could not stand the irritation and the effect was really really bad. Keep water contact as brief as possible and use less soap than usual. Short, cooler baths are better then long, hot baths. Do not scrub or dry the skin too hard or for too long. After bathing, it is important to apply lubricating creams, lotions, or ointment on the skin while it is damp. This will help trap moisture in the skin.

If your condition gets worse, do consult a skin specialist. I would suggest:

DR. SIVADAS, 

Klinik Nagoke

No. 9, Laluan Sungai Durian,

31800 Tanjong Tualang,

Perak Darul Ridzuan

05-3609217


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