What is eczema? How to relieve eczema?

Eczema is one of the most common skin conditions among the world’s population. Learn more in this article about eczema. We will try to answer questions you have about this skin pathology. What is eczema? How to relieve eczema? What is Skintifique’s eczema pack, and what are its results? 

What is eczema (or dermatitis) and what are the symptoms of eczema (or dermatitis)?

Eczema is a skin disorder characterised by a local inflammatory response. Generally, eczema is associated with allergic responses. Different forms and causes for eczema exist: it can range from a simple and short-term local irritation to frequent and painful skin eruptions which are sometimes incapacitating. Among the different types of eczema, there are atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema (pompholyx), acute vesiculobullous hand eczema…

The symptoms of eczema can be

  • thick red patches
  • thin vesicles
  • scales
  • itching (pruritus)
  • dry skin
  • cracks

This disease generally evolves by flare-ups, interrupted by phases of inactivity.

Example of an eczema's symptom
Example of an eczema’s symptom

How to relieve eczema (or dermatitis)?

Nowadays, there is no existing treatment to cure eczema. However,  treatments are available to relieve its symptoms.

There are different kind of treatments which can be

  • local (antiseptic, topical corticosteroids, silver nitrate, hydrating products)
  • systemic (antihistamines, corticosteroids, ciclosporin and possibly antibiotics in case of secondary infections; retinoids and immunosuppressive drugs can also be prescribed for chronic hand eczema).

Nevertheless, in the long term, medicinal treatments tend to have side effects which limit their use. Thus, other approaches can be considered such as water cures or PUVA or PUVB phototherapies.

If you want to learn more about the routine to follow to relieve eczema, you can read our article: How to manage your eczema every day?

Recommended skin care for ECZEMA

Eczema and Dermatitis pack

Intense and long-lasting moisturising and soothing. Protects skin from environmental stressors which can trigger eczema outbreaks. Proven efficacy. Very safe & pure formulations.

Moisturising Lotion HP

Very pure moisturising lotion which hydrates and protects skin from environmental stressors (pollution, dryness, metals…) that can irritate and help trigger eczema outbreaks.

Hydrating Gel Plus HS

This cream provides an intense and long-lasting moisturising, soothes and helps repair skin which is irritated by eczema. Very pure & safe formulation.

Paraben free – metal free (no Nickel, Chromium or Cobalt…) – fragrance free – EDTA-free - BPA free (no phthalates, bisphenol, non-toxic plastic) - sulfates free (no SLS & SLES) – gluten free - silicone free (no dimethicone) - alcohol free - mineral oil free (petroleum free) - lanolin free.

 What are the results of Skintifique products on eczema?

Below are photos of a woman suffering from eczema on both hands due to a Nickel allergy. After using the Protective Cream HPS to protect her skin against contact with Nickel, the Moisturising Lotion HP to moisturise her skin by day, and the Hydrating Gel Plus HS to repair her skin by night, a very clear improvement can be seen.



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