Eczema

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder whereby the skin’s first line of defence is negatively stimulated by internal triggers or external allergens. Individuals presenting with eczema are genetically predisposed to the condition and may also be deficient in the gene for making filaggrin, an essential protein for skin hydration and a healthy skin barrier. Eczema appears in many forms, it can be scaly, broken, patchy, itchy, irritated, dry, weepy or inflamed skin. Eczema sufferers bear the risk of broken skin becoming infected. There is no cure for eczema, however symptoms can be effectively controlled and managed via a range of bespoke dermaviduals solutions.