Eczema Clinical Research Studies at CDCRI San Diego
Do you constantly struggle with irritated skin? It could be eczema. Eczema is a broad term for a bundle of skin conditions that cause the skin to be irritated and inflamed. It is a fairly common skin ailment, especially in children. 10 to 20 percent of infants develop some kind of eczema, while 3% of adults and children can find themselves afflicted with eczema. While some may outgrow eczema, others will have symptoms of eczema for the rest of their life.
What is Eczema and What are the Symptoms of Eczema?
One word should be always linked hand in hand with eczema, and that is itchy. Eczema is almost always itchy, with that itch sometimes showing even before the rash appears. This rash is a patch of incredibly dry skin that is scaly and thicker than normal skin. The rash most commonly occurs on the hands, feet, wrists, face and back of the knees.
What is the Cause of Eczema?
When it comes to the cause of eczema, the jury is out, There are a lot of theories, the most prominent of which is that eczema is the byproduct of an overreaction by the body's immune system to a negative stimuli. There is also believed to be a link between eczema and allergies and asthma, as families with a natural predisposition to eczema oftentimes also have allergies and asthma in their family history.
What can cause an Eczema rash to Flare Up?
There are a variety of things that can cause someone who suffers from eczema to have a flare up. Here is a list of some things that can cause the itchy rash to appear.
- Coming in contact with a foreign substance or surface
- Touching something that is coarse or rough
- Feeling an extreme temperature, such as too hot or too cold
- Exposure to household products such as soaps or a laundry detergent
- Animal dander can cause an eczema outbreak
- Feeling of extreme stress can make an existing rash worse
Contact California Dermatology and Research Institute for Free Eczema Treatment in San Diego
Are you excited to extricate eczema from your existence? California Dermatology and Research Institute offers free treatment for those who suffer eczema. We have clinical research trials that use the newest technology to try to effectively treat eczema, so come to CDCRI to participate today! Not only is it free treatment with no insurance required, but we also offer cash compensation for certain qualified participants. If you are interested in joining an eczema research trial, contact California Dermatology and Research Institute today!