itching due to eczema/psoriasis
Eczema is a form of dermatitis or inflammation of the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin). The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions. These include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding. Areas of temporary skin discoloration may appear and are sometimes due to healed lesions. Scratching open a healing lesion may result in scarring and may enlarge the rash.
There are many different types of eczema; the most common are:
- Atopic eczema: allergic disease believed to have a hereditary component and often runs in families whose members also have asthma. Itchy rash is particularly noticeable on head and scalp, neck, inside of elbows, behind knees, and buttocks.
- Contact dermatitis: is of two types: allergic (resulting from a delayed reaction to some allergen, such as poison ivy or nickel), and irritant (resulting from direct reaction to a detergent or irritant.
How to handle scratch lesions due to eczema?
Scratching is an automatic reaction to itching and can cause minor skin lesions. Once healed, often, these ‘old’ scratch lesions give extra itching which gives a worsening of the skin condition. The skin becomes vulnerable to new lesions.
Try to find out the cause of the eczema & itching and follow the proposed treatment.
Apply a soft silicone dressing with ReSkin technology over the affected area to
protect the skin from further damage. In case of already existing scratch wounds, the soft silicone dressing with ReSkin technology will support the wound healing process.