Eczema is a nasty skin disease where your usually smooth and clean skin, turns dry, dirty and pimple like.

Often referred to, and known as dermatitis, eczema is actually an allergic skin condition that is very common in infants, children, and young adults.

The prevalence is higher in younger children, as humans immune systems become more advances and learn to deal with the problem the older we get, but adults are still very highly susceptible to get the skin irritation.

What it does is produce itchy, thickened, red areas on various parts of the body, that dries out the skin and leaves a pimple like areas, very similar to acne, but different of course.

Like many other dormant problems in human bodies, it tends to come and go, and actually has the advancements to travel with other allergic conditions such as asthma.

The problem is often treated with steroids which is supposed to suppress the immune system to make sure symptoms do not appear.

But, the problem with this is that in many cases, it only strengthens the disease and makes it easier for it to come back even stronger, and harder to eventually cure.

You see, steroids have a weakening influence on the immune system, and while they are effective immediately, in the long run they have bad side effects.

The best plan to eliminate the problem is to take out any milk products from your diet.

Ideally, you should be taking 500 milligrams of black currant oil twice a day for six to eight weeks.

Visualization or hypnotherapy is also good ways to take advantage of the mind/body connection in allergic skin disorders, but its results are very subjective.

Aloe Vera gel and calendula lotion or cream are also good ways to treat the problem, as too is maintaining a healthy diet with plenty of sleep and little alcohol.

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