You Too Can Manage Your Eczema!

Back in the 1980s when I was a kid, there wasn’t much information available about eczema for people with this skin condition. This was so frustrating for my mom, and at times she felt helpless. She took me back and forth to the doctor loads of times, but treatment options were limited. And getting practical information was even harder.

Treatment was like throwing mud at the wall, hoping something sticks. Little did my mom know, over the coming years, this was going to be an expensive journey of trial and error. She didn’t know where to get information, so it was a combination of chatting to other moms, trips to the doctor, and later, a self-help group.

Hi, my name is Jerry. On this site, I provide helpful, relevant, and simplified facts for parents of kids with eczema and young adults who suffer from this skin condition.

Even though i scratched, cried, and bled my way to adulthood... i also attended school, joined the Army, and now i’m building a business. Many others have led full lives whilst managing their eczema... so can you!

So, let's get started with the basics.

Dermatitis???

The word eczema is derived from the Greek word which means “to boil over.” The term dermatitis comes from the Greek meaning “skin inflammation.” Both will be used throughout this site interchangeably, as both words mean the same thing.

Eczema is the general term for any type of dermatitis that results in an itchy rash. The types of eczema include

  • atopic dermatitis
  • contact dermatitis
  • dyshidrotic eczema
  • nummular eczema
  • seborrheic dermatitis.

A few facts:

  • More than 30 million Americans suffer with atopic dermatitis, which commonly affects the backs of the knees, insides of the elbows, face, neck, hands, and feet.
  • According to the National Institutes of Health, atopic dermatitis affects around 15 percent of children and 1 percent of adults.
  • Allergic contact dermatitis is more common in adults, affecting around 6 percent of the population.
  • Seborrheic dermatitis affects around 5 percent of the general population and is more frequently seen in men.

Enough for now. You will learn more about each type when you browse this site.

I will tell you about the causes, the symptoms, the treatments and share tried-and-tested tips on everything eczema. Honest, well-researched and practical.

I wish my mom had had this site!

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