About Eczema

For most eczema sufferers the answer is in their stomach!

Eczema is a horrid disease that affects millions of people across the world everyday. Officially classed as an autoimmune illness in 2015; I still cannot understand why it fails to receive the proper medical attention and support that it really needs.

Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) is the most common form of eczema, a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked.

Atopic eczema is more common in children, often developing before their first birthday. but can also develop for the first time in adults as well. Although atopic eczema can affect any part of the body, it most often affects the hands, insides of the elbows, backs of the knees and the face and scalp in children.

The symptoms of atopic eczema often have certain triggers, such as soaps, detergents, stress, weather and food. With eighty percent of our immune system in our stomachs this could be a reason why treating something you can’t see becomes such an impossible task for so many people.