woman with healedOctober is lovingly referred to as National Eczema Awareness Month, as it brings awareness to this skin issue and the hardship it brings to eczema sufferers. The Bluegrass Family Allergy team is here to help you manage this condition! Let’s dive into facts about eczema and how we can help.

Fact #1 – Eczema can be associated with other allergic diseases.

According to the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, “atopic dermatitis (a type of eczema) is uniquely and strongly associated with an individual or family history of asthma, hay fever, food allergy and/or other allergic diseases.” Although you can’t change your genetics, Dr. Brauer can help you effectively manage your eczema so it will not be so unbearable.

Fact #2 – Peculiar triggers may be causing your eczema.

Common eczema triggers include dry skin, allergens, and the climate. But, did you know that stress, certain foods, sweating, cigarette smoke, and hormones can trigger an eczema flare-up, as well? It’s important for your allergist to discover what is causing your eczema to flare and prescribe medicated ointment to help you find relief.

Fact #3 – Eczema and psoriasis are different skin issues.

Many people confuse eczema and psoriasis for each other since both cause dry, itchy skin. However, eczema is primary linked to an allergic reaction while psoriasis is caused by an autoimmune condition.

Fact #4 – Symptoms of eczema vary from person to person.

Symptoms of eczema range from dryness and scaling, to inflamed skin, to sleep disturbance, and more. Your symptoms will depend on the location and the severity of the eczema. No matter your age, eczema can have a negative effect on your daily activities and bring comfortability to a screeching halt. (Here’s how Dr. Brauer can help.)

Fact #5 – Scratching can lead to an infection.

When you’re suffering from an itchy eczema rash, scratching the area will provide short-term relief. However, scratching the rash will cause other problems. The rash may open due to scratching, bacteria enter, and an infection form.

Dr. Brauer Can Help!

We understand that eczema sufferers are desperate for relief! By discovering what is triggering your eczema flare ups and prescribing special ointment, you can effectively manage your eczema. Talk to Dr. Brauer today about your eczema: 270-228-2811