Eczema is a very common skin condition that affects tens of millions of adults and twice as many children in affluent societies worldwide. About 60% of children who develop eczema will do so before the age of one year, and in at least 80% it will arise before the age of five. The majority of children will outgrow eczema, however it can continue into puberty and adulthood. Controlling moderate to severe eczema can involve a rigorous skincare regime. For children, it can have a particularly burdening impact on their childhood.
Where do we get Eczema?
Eczema can affect any area of the body although the most common areas are known to be the face, hands and feet, insides of the elbows, backs of the knees, behind the ears, and the buttocks. The affected areas will usually appear very dry, thickened or scaly.
What can we all do about it?
Find the cause and remove it would be a good start. We all know what happens when a child grazes its knee. The skin goes red and oozes. If the cause is removed the skin will heal itself. No clever intervention is needed from the medical profession. Skin is brilliant at healing itself when the cause of a problem is removed and the skin is allowed freedom to regain a healthy balance.
What would happen if you identified and removed the cause of eczema? Interesting, isn’t it?
Is it worth the effort? We hope you agree with us that it is. Too many childhoods are encumbered by this hampering condition. It affects many aspects of a child’s life, including participation in activities, what clothes can be worn and school attendance – just to mention a few! For those who suffer with eczema, and parents of a child who suffers from the condition, there is no doubt that the tedious cycle of using numerous creams and lotions will seem all too familiar.
Dr Harley Farmer is determined to help. He openly shares relevant knowledge in his book “What is eczema? A path to ending the misery” and has developed a cosmetic skincare product range to cleanse and moisturise the skin as it heals.
Let the skin protect the person rather than annoy the person.