What are the symptoms of eczema?
The symptoms of eczema differ according to the age and the severity of your condition. It also can vary by individual. Symptoms of eczema may not look the same on you as it happens on another patient or your baby. Diseased people will often orient when their symptoms worsen, followed by periods of symptoms relief.
Eczema is common in babies under the age of two years.
Infant symptoms include:
- Scalp and cheeks rashes
- Rashes bubble up, then fluid leaks
- Severe itching interferes with sleep.
Childhood (above two years) symptoms include:
- Rashes appear in the creases of elbows or knees.
- Rashes appear on the neck, hands, ankles, and the crease between the buttocks and legs.
- Bumpy rashes appear and become lighter or darker.
Symptoms disappear in 60% of children by adolescence.
Symptoms -in most cases- are mild. Eczema causes redness, itching, dryness, rashes, and irritation in your skin. The skin may appear greyish or brownish, which is harder to see in people of dark color. People may get dark or light skin patches in their skin even after recovery from the disease. These patches are hyperpigmentations and hypopigmentations.
Symptoms in adults include:
- Rashes are more scaly than those in children
- Rashes cover much of the body and appear in the creases of the elbows, the knees, or the neck.
- Small blisters appear in short duration, but a thickening of the skin occurs after a long period.
- Thickening of the skin leads to permanent itching.
- Skin infections
- Scratching and rubbing your skin irritates, inflames, and worsens the skin itching.