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Eczema Creams & Medications

Eczema Creams & Medications

Although mainly common in childhood Eczema can also affect adults. It is a common skin condition that can treat through ointments and creams. Medicines2u offer a range of eczema treatment that can help. Simply click on the product you wish to purchase and fill out the quick and easy form.  

Eczema Creams & Medications

Although mainly common in childhood Eczema can also affect adults. It is a common skin condition that can treat through ointments and creams. Medicines2u offer a range of eczema treatment that can help. Simply click on the product you wish to purchase and fill out the quick and easy form.  

What is Eczema?

Eczema is a skin condition that causes inflammation of the skin and mainly affects you from childhood and in some cases can carry on into adulthood. Eczema causes the skin to become sensitive, dry, red and itchy which, when scratched excessively can bleed and cause the skin to scar. The most common type of eczema is known as atopic eczema which usually has a pattern of skin inflammation and can lead to other atopic conditions such as asthma or hay fever. A number of treatments for eczema are available on Medicines2u which can suppress these escalating conditions.   

What are the common symptoms associated with Eczema?

  • • Dry and flaky skin
  • • Skin becomes inflamed with redness appearing over certain parts of the body, such as knees, neck, elbows and fingers.  
  • • Infections can occur from the inflammation especially if this skin is scratched constantly. 

Inflammations associated with eczema will appear from time to time and subside slowly, the duration of these inflation and the time it takes for these inflammations to calm can vary from person to person. 

What causes atopic eczema?

The exact cause of eczema is still unknown, however researchers believe there is a chance it can be genetically inherited from a parent.   People who suffer from eczema will usually have a reduced amount of lipid barriers on the skin which control the amount of water being released in the skin, as this layer is reduced the skin tends to dry up more than some who does not suffer from the condition. Some researchers also believe there are environmental factors that can cause eczemas such as:

  • • Humidity levels and changes in the weather
  • • Being in an environment which contains more pollution
  • • Certain allergies relating to dust

Who does eczema affect?

Eczema is most commonly found in children and tends to be a genetic condition. Most cases are due to a family member having the condition and passing it on.   Most of the time eczema will not develop once an individual has reached past the age of 20.  The current ratio of children being affected by eczema is 1 in 5 however these numbers are on an increase year on year. 

What is the Treatment for Eczema?

Eczema can begin to subside once a person gets older, but there can be still factors that trigger it into flaring again. One of the main things you can do is not scratch the effected skin, although this can sound difficult to do, it will only make the condition worse.  Itching can be reduced through the use of medicated eczema treatment. If the itching becomes unbearable try putting something cold onto the area to sooth some of the discomfort. If your eczema is very sensitive then using soaps or shower gels that contain chemicals can also be an irritant and cause redness and itching.  It is important to keep the skin moisturised as eczema dries the skin out but only use these creams with the guidance of your Doctor. Medicines2u offer a variety of eczema treatments than help with condition such as eczema, these include Fucidin H cream, Hydrocortisone cream, Fucibet cream, Elocon cream or ointment, Daktacort ointment and Dermovate cream.