When you have very dry or eczema prone skin, the protective outer layer is more susceptible to damages to the skin barrier, meaning it loses moisture easily and can be more receptive to allergens, irritants, bacteria and environmental factors which can lead to red, dry, tight and itchy skin. Newborn Eczema, Baby Eczema and infant Eczema are the most common forms of Eczema. Eczema in children can affect 6 out of 10 children.
Overall, Native Americans and Asians or Pacific Islanders are the two groups that are most affected by eczema. Thirteen percent of each group has the condition. White people are the third most common to have eczema, at 11% of the population.
Eczema in children tends to reach a peak of intensity between the ages of two and four years old, although in a few cases symptoms will continue into the teen years and beyond. During this time, it most commonly affects the skin inside the elbows and behind the knees.
Eczema can look different on each person diagnosed with the condition. If you have a dark skin tone, an eczema rash can be purple, brown or gray. If you have a light skin tone, an eczema rash can look pink, red or purple.
Eczema is associated with the development of food and environmental allergies, and it develops due to a defective skin barrier. Eczema is often inherited, and infants with parents who have allergies or asthma are at highest risk for development.
While the exact cause of eczema is unknown, researchers do know that people develop eczema because of an interaction between genes and environmental triggers. Many people with eczema often report comorbid symptoms of hay fever, allergic asthma and food allergies.
Our atopic eczema cream contains snail mucin which aids in the repair of skin with its natural healing properties. Snail mucin is rich in nutrients, vitamins and oils and has antibacterial and regenerative properties and is gentle enough to soothe enflamed or irritated skin. In addition it locks in the skin’s natural moisture to aid in the healing. For Newborn Eczemza, Baby Eczema, infant eczema or adult eczema our Atopic cream is the perfect solution.