As mentioned, it’s a long-term condition, although it can improve over time – particularly in children. How intense the condition is can also be affected by things like the weather, allergies and exposure to triggers that affect sensitive skin, like soaps and other substances.
While there’s no cure for eczema, it’s possible to reduce the intensity of symptoms and help the condition of skin improve over time. Our doctors can provide advice, recommend treatment and if needed, prescribe medication to help treat eczema.
The intensity of eczema can differ from person to person, but in general, involves:
- Developing dry, itchy skin
- Red, inflamed skin
- Cracked and bleeding skin