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How to Treat Scars from Scratching Your Eczema

Posted July 2019 by Biodermis
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition characterized by an itchy, red, scaly rash on the surface of the skin. All age groups are prone to eczema, making this condition a common target by topical prescription drug companies. In some cases, eczema may go away on its own or with treatment. Other times, it can be an ongoing and cause persistent irritation for some patients. For many young patients with eczema, the need to scratch the itch may be overwhelming. However, one should never scratch an eczema rash because it can lead to an open wound that causes scarring down the road. Luckily, there are clinically-proven products to help with scarring from eczema or any other type of injury.

Continue reading to learn more about eczema and what you can do to help your scars fade over time.

Eczema scars

Eczema rash and scarring

According to recent statistics, eczema affects more than three million people every year making it one of the most common skin disorders. There are several different types of eczema that are all characterized by itchy, red, dry patches on the skin. Atopic dermatitis is most commonly seen in babies and children but can also continue into adolescence and adulthood. Typically, eczema is long-lasting and may get better or worse over time. To date, medical professionals do not know what causes eczema but a combination of genetic and environmental factors may be at play. There are certain prescriptions and over-the-counter medications you can use to help mitigate the symptoms of eczema, but there is no one-stop cure.

Although no cure for eczema currently exists, there are steps you can take to prevent flare-ups and lessen symptoms. Avoiding skin irritants like certain soaps or lotions can help you avoid breakouts. In many cases, stress and allergies can also lead to an eczema reaction so try your best to avoid stress-triggering situations. Everyone’s skin is different and what works for one person may not work for another. You will learn over time what is and isn’t good for your eczema, and with the right tools and information, you can effectively manage symptoms.

One thing that we know isn’t good for eczema is scratching the itch. No matter how itchy and uncomfortable your eczema is, avoid the temptation to scratch it. This can be difficult for some, especially if you have small children with this condition. The best thing you can do is monitor your child and constantly remind them not to scratch their eczema. Scratching can lead to an open wound which can become infected and lead to scarring later in life.

Eczema scars


Scar care for any age
No matter your age or how old your scar is, there are clinically-proven products you can use to reduce the scarring you attained from scratching your eczema. Silicone gel technology for scars is the only evidence-based topical treatment a person can use to help flatten and fade their scars. Scars on the face, arms or other exposed area are good candidates for treatment with the Prosil silicone scar stick that comes with SPF. Scars on the body that will be covered by clothing can be effectively treated with silicone gel sheets.

Whether you have an old or new scar that was caused by eczema or any other skin condition, medical-grade silicone gel should be your first therapy option. Topical silicone for scars can be attained through your physician or online at biodermis.com.


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