Eczema or Dermatitis is a general term for the condition when patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, and rough. It is characterized as a set of chronic skin disorders which may lead to the formation of blisters on body parts with slight discoloration. Eczema is a widespread disease and is affecting 5-7% of the world’s population. Seventy percent of cases start in children younger than 5 years old, and about 60% of infants who have eczema continue to have one or more symptoms in adulthood.
Eczema is not a single health state but a recognizable reaction pattern observed in a number of skin diseases. The cause is not fully understood, however, researchers have figured out common triggers of eczema flare-ups,
- dryness of skin
- raised body temperature
- excessive sweating and frequent temperature changes
- sudden drop in humidity
- food allergies and animal dander
- upper respiratory infections
The common symptoms include
- Itchy, dry, rough, flakey, inflamed, and irritated skin
- Red or brownish-gray patches
- Small, raised bumps that ooze fluid when scratched
- Intense itching
- Thickened, scaly skin is another symptom.
Prophetic Treatment of Eczema
Eczema is a very frustrating condition as it can make our daily life challenging and uncomfortable. Skin dryness due to dehydration is a major cause of Eczema, which is why skin problems were common in primordial Arabia because of its hot dry weather.
Infant children are susceptible to this eczema and quickly develop it symptoms that range from lack of sleep, periodic intense pain and irritation of the skin. Of course, if you’re a parent you want do every possible thing to help your child. Our beloved Prophet S.A.W. took special care of his skin and we can find just the right home remedies for Eczema from his Tibb and divine guidance from the Holy Quran.