The rash of eczema is different for each person. It may even look different or affect different parts of your body from time to time. It can be mild, moderate, or severe. Generally, people with eczema suffer from dry, sensitive skin
I hope to shed some light on the clinical aspects of atopic dermatitis, or eczema. I’m going to talk about the treatment of inflammation including the use of topical steroids and the calcineurin inhibitors Elidel and Protopic. I’ll also talk about treating itch and sleep disruption and infection. I hope to help you make sense of all the medicines used to treat this disease.
We all know that eczema is not infectious – one of the UK National Eczema Society’s messages for very many years. Damaged skin is vulnerable to infection, however, and infected eczema is one of the most common issues raised with the UK National Eczema Society’s helpline. In this article our information team looks at why this might be and what we can do about it.