Eczema is a fairly common skin disorder, characterized by patchy and inflamed skin that can blister and cause itchiness and general misery. However, while many Americans suffer from it, there’s not a whole lot of knowledge or treatments circulating out there.
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Here are five lesser-known facts about eczema, and some possible ways to find some relief without scratching all day (which will make it worse)…
It Can Be Linked To Asthma
There is a higher risk of developing the skin disorder if a family member has asthma or hay fever. According to the National Eczema Association, doctors call this connection the “atopic triad,” which also explains that 80-percent of children with eczema will have a breathing problem like asthma.
Further research has been done about the relationship of eczema and asthma. According to a Washington University article, damaged skin secretes a substance through the body and triggers asthma symptoms. This progression has been referred to as the “atopic march”.