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Skincare and Eczema Management

Were you aware that one of the highest rating countries for eczema cases in the world is Australia? Between 10-15% of the Australian population is estimated to be affected by eczema.

Here is a list of the most common physical symptoms which include redness, dryness, and itchiness of the skin. These symptoms can develop on the wrists, neck, elbow creases, ankles, face, and behind the knees. 

Eczema is commonly found in infants. It is estimated to affect around one in five children under the age of two whereas most children grow out of their eczema.

What Triggers Eczema?

When the barrier of your skin is damaged, moisture creeps in which makes skin more susceptible to allergens and irritation can trigger the skin to release certain chemicals that make you feel itchy.
Triggers include:

  • Dry skin
  • Excessive scratching
  • Viral or bacterial infections
  • Inhalant allergens
  • Food intolerances
  • Irritants such as perfumes, soap, woolen, or synthetic fabrics
  • Temperature changes
  • Stress

We Have The Solution

Everyone’s skin is different. It’s important to seek advice from a Shellharbour Village pharmacist to find the right products and treatments that will work for your skin. With pharmacy-only products that do not require a prescription, our pharmacists can help find a solution to rid your itch.

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