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Here’s a shocking skin statistic for you: As many as 10 percent of adults may have eczema, making it one of the most commonly seen skin conditions. That accounts for a lot of people who are dealing with a skin condition that may be a source of anxiety and embarrassment. Sadly, they may also have no idea how to manage the symptoms and prevent them from getting worse.
At the simplest level, eczema is “irritated skin,” reports the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD.org). Your immune system is overreacting, causing your skin to erupt in irritation and itchiness. You’re more prone if you have a family history, asthma or allergies, live in an urban environment or in a Northern climate.
So how do you know if your skin is run-of-the-mill irritated (from trying a new hair or skin product or exposure to chemicals ) or there is something more going on?
Board Certified Dermatologist, Terrence Keaney, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at The George Washington University Hospital, sheds light on the symptoms that may mean you have a case of eczema.
“Eczema has different presentations in every individual, which is why it is important see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. While there’s no permanent cure for eczema, in most cases you can keep flare-ups under control by sticking to a healthy topical regimen and avoiding the most common triggers,” says Dr. Keaney.
Be on the look out for these 6 signs:
- Severely dry, sensitive skin
- Intense itching
- Blisters, peeling or weeping areas
- Red, inflamed skin
- Recurring rashes on folds on the arms and legs, face, and neck
- Scaly areas
What is the solution? EpiCeram® is an FDA-approved topical prescription cream used to manage eczema or atopic dermatitis. Packed with essential lipids and formulated to keep the skin at a healthy pH of 5, EpiCeram restores skin confidence by repairing the skin’s barrier to keep the natural moisture in and potential irritants out.
EpiCeram® is only available by prescription. Please consult your physician to find out how it can help manage your atopic dermatitis. To obtain a valuable coupon to bring to your pharmacist, visit epiceram.us.com/coupon-offer