Coping with Eczema
“Eczema” may sound like an exotic species of bird or plant. But for people who suffer from this skin problem, it’s an irritating, itchy, all-too-familiar rash. Eczema, also referred to as atopic dermatitis, can occur at any age, with varying amounts of severity.
“In mild forms, the skin is dry, hot and itchy,” Severe forms of eczema result in “broken, raw and bleeding skin. Patients may become so uncomfortable they could suffer from sleep deprivation and uncontrollable itching.” Although it is not contagious, eczema makes the sufferer more prone to skin infections such as herpes or impetigo, a skin irritation characterised by fluid-filled blisters.
Eczema is most frequently located on the face, wrists, hands and feet, and on the insides of elbows and knees. Eczema tends to occur in families with a history of asthma or hay fever. And stress can exacerbate eczema.
Traditional medical treatments include topical and oral steroids. A health care practitioner may use ultraviolet rays to treat eczema or may recommend over-the-counter medications such as emollient creams. However, there is a new treatment you may never have considered but truly is worth trying as we are seeing some fantastic results and clients are keen to tell us how well Cryotherapy has eased their symptoms.
One case study we did recently our client reported the following after his 20 minutes treatment on both his arms. Immediately after the treatment, his itching has stopped and he said: “I’m enjoying a few moments of peace, that I’ve not experienced in years.” His skin looked much smoother and all his sores had levelled with his normal skin and scarring had improved. The level of improvement over both arms was equivalent to 2-3 weeks of normal healing.
Although he was impressed with the immediate results of his cryotherapy treatment he doubted that it would last and fully expected his arms to be back to their itchy selfs in a couple of days. One Week later he came back to tell us how pleasantly surprised he was that the improvements made after treatment had stayed that way, his skin felt less dry, looked less red and felt more moisturised. Some sores had returned but to a much lesser extent. Overall his skin was significantly less itchy and he felt they had achieved a new level of healing.
We know how this painful skin condition can blight sufferers lives and make you feel utterly miserable. Which is why we run our skin clinics these places are limited and very popular.
Oh and one last thing these treatments are so non-invasive they can be used on children and babies.