Severe Dry Skin Conditions -- Eczema
Eczema, often referred to as atopic dermatitis, is a very common, often chronic skin disease. The exact cause of eczema is unknown, although it entails severe, persistently dry skin which leads to the breakdown of the skin’s barrier function and makes skin particularly vulnerable to irritants. These irritants cause extreme itching and inflammation resulting in the following:
- Cracked skin
- Weeping, scaling and crusting of the skin
Eczema flare ups can be mild to severe and last for varying amounts of time. Most eczema occurs in small children which they out grow over time. However, many people suffer from eczema their whole lives. Multiple factors can trigger or worsen an eczema flare up including:
- Dry skin
- Seasonal allergies
- Environmental pollutants
- Reactions to medications
- Harsh soaps, detergents and skin products
- Diet and weather can also trigger flare ups
Theraplex moisturizers will not cure or prevent eczema, but they can provide welcome relief from the itchy, dry skin associated with eczema. Studies have shown that Theraplex moisturizers help to stop and prevent the vicious cycle of persistent dry skin associated with eczema. Theraplex moisturizers deliver moisture deep into the cracks and fissures of the skin creating a protective barrier to help lock in and retain your skin’s essential moisture.
Theraplex ClearLotion and Theraplex Emollient were awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance and received ratings of 5 out of 5, which means that neither product contains any known irritants to sensitive or eczema skin.