It is clear that many have little idea bout the skin condition, eczema, other than from some of the myths that they have heard. Learning more about this skin condition helps eczema sufferers by lending your support and increasing your empathy toward them. This article shares on some of the common myths about eczema that you should know about.
Eczema is not contagious. This first myth is one that can emotionally harm the patients who have eczema. Those with severe eczema tend to get ostracized, if not shunned. Eczema is not pretty, but that does not mean that you should stay away from someone who has it. Eczema has been found in some cases to have a hereditary link and to be related to allergens or irritants in the environment that the the patient breathes in. Treat an eczema sufferer in the same way as you would anyone else. They are not different from you; they just simply have a skin condition.
The second myth is that outbreaks of eczema are emotionally connected. The second myth is that eczema is contagious and the third myth is that eczema can be cured easily with a simple tube or corticosteroids. All of these are not true and have no scientific basis. Now we are going to look at each one of these myths and dispel them.
The third myth that we are going to dispel concerns the fact that some people think that eczema is brought on by being overly emotional or having an emotional disorder. This is not true. Stress can play a role in your flare-ups of eczema or make it worse, but it is not the sole cause of eczema.
Nevertheless, it is important to try to find ways to relieve your stress so that you can assist prevent major flare-ups of eczema. Take time for yourself every day by reading a book, learning to meditate, drinking a cup of tea, or taking a yoga class. Whatever it takes to make yourself relax is what you should try to do. Your eczema can be controlled, but learning to relieve your stress will be a major part of controlling your skin condition.
The fourth myth that needs to be dispelled concerns the idea that eczema can be easily cured with topical corticosteroids. This is not as simple as they claim. Some viral infections that come along with eczema can be cured by using corticosteroids or an antibiotic cream, but eczema is not as simple to cure as that. Eczema does not have a cure. To treat eczema, there are ways to manage the triggers however.
Eczema sufferers are just like everyone else. Do not treat them any differently nor pull away from them. If you understand more about eczema, they can get a chance of being well and happy.