Is eczema contagious? Thankfully it is not, however it IS possible to completely control your symptoms using a little known method of treating eczema skin symptoms.
Eczema can even APPEAR contagious, and we'll tell you why, and show you how you can prevent future eczema outbreaks.
If you have eczema, skin symptoms you are dealing with very itchy patches of skin that can turn red and even bleed. The itching is VERY intense and sometimes you just want to scream!!
I know because I have eczema, and I recently had a REALLY bad episode.
It started when I had to take antibiotics for a dental infection. I hardly ever have to take any kind of medications, and thankfully the penicillin DID help my tooth BUT I ended up with the WORSE case of eczema I've ever had.
My feet exploded in to a stinging, red mass of itchy pain. UGH!!
Why is that? Eczema skin symptoms SEEM to get worse from contact with irritating substances, which CAN include the skin care products that your close friends and family are using.
Is eczema contagious? Even though it's not, it sometimes FEELS like it is.
For example, if you use chemically irritating baby wipes on your precious little ones, this can cause an eczema outbreak on YOUR hands!
Yes, I am sorry to say, many baby wipe products are absolutely FILLED with skin irritating chemicals or worse. Please see my Safe Cosmetics Guide for more information on how product ingredients affect YOUR sensitive skin.
Or, if your husband, wife or partner likes to wear cologne and you give him or her a big kiss and hug right after they put it one, you might come in contact with the chemicals in the perfume and develop an outbreak. The eczema is NOT contagious but the toxins in the perfume ARE affecting your skin.
Eczema skin symptoms can be very mild so you hardly see them, or they can erupt into a really intense rash.
Here's what happens to your skin when you have eczema:
You can learn more about what eczema looks like.
I have my own theories about the cause of eczema, but I will tell you what medical science has discovered so far in their research about this first!
First, researchers asked the same question you did ... is eczema contagious? So far, they discovered that instead, eczema is linked to an overactive immune system which responds to irritants in the environment end creates inflammation.
Researchers have also discovered that eczema may be hereditary. People who have eczema are likely to have family members with eczema, allergies or hay fever.
Most of us with eczema have found that certain kinds of environmental or chemical irritants can bring on an episode of eczema. This is a short list of some of these....
Fragrances - in dryer sheets, cosmetics, personal care products, shampoos and laundry detergents.
Chemical irritants in cigarette smoke, soaps, laundry detergents, cosmetics, personal care products, toothpastes, shampoos, baby wipes, and so on.
Weather that is too hot, too cold, or very windy.
Animal dander, which is small particles of dried skin or hair that are shed by animals.
One very SIMPLE way you can start to eliminate things that trigger eczema is to use hypoallergenic products on your skin, hair, body, and nails.
This is especially important in relation to the products you apply to your skin. Using safe skin care products will reduce a great deal of the chemical irritants that your body is exposed to on a daily basis.
Now that you know that eczema is not contagious, how do you deal with it?
To help control eczema, what you need to listen to what research already knows about the problem. Even though eczema is not contagious, it can develop from a weakened immune system.
There are several ways you can strengthen your immune system, and one of the simplest, safest, and most POWERFUL ways is through modifying your diet.
I know, I know, I sound like your mother. A dietary approach to treating eczema is NOT a popular approach! But, it really does work!
I've been looking for some great resources that contain ALL the necessary information you need to heal eczema naturally. The one I like the best so far is Eczema Free Forever .
This is a comprehensive collection of simple and natural home remedies that provide a holistic approach to treating eczema. It is popular and very effective and they provide a risk free way for you to try the program for a full two months.
There are a number of different ways to treat eczema naturally using home remedies and diet, however sometimes you need something a little stronger. Most eczema medicines treat the symptoms of eczema, but do little to help you immune system strengthen which would reduce the eczema symptoms. Natural skin care remedies for eczmea can provide immediate relief, while at the same time helping your whole body to come into greater balance.