Do you suffer from eczema ? In the UK, 1 in 5 children develop the condition and 1 in 12 adults. One of the most common types is contact dermatitis: a reaction to touching something typically caused by an irritant or in about a fifth of cases, an allergen. What starts out as itchy skin can lead to dry cracked skin and blisters.
Eczema can develop at any age but is far more common among women, especially eczema on the hands but can develop on any area including the back of knees and back. Dry cracked skin can be very painful and sufferers can feel self-conscious.
Available Treatments for Eczema
With treatment eczema can improve or clear up completely although some people continue to have “flare ups” throughout life. Effective treatment includes identifying the cause and then avoiding it, although this is not always possible. Other treatments include the application of emollients and oral or topical corticosteroids. Lotions, creams and ointments are available, containing various amounts of oil. Different preparations are helpful on the face and body and it may be suggested you replace soap with something more suitable for your condition. It’s worth being persistent to find the best regime for keeping your eczema at bay.
With a topical treatment regime being the order of the day it’s important you apply your emollient thoroughly to the affected area. Whether you’re able bodied or not, there is an aid available that ensures you can reach even hard-to-reach places such as your back.
The BackBliss Medical Cream Back Applicator enables you to apply cream, lotion ointment to your body. Ergonomically designed, and available in a range of colours, customer say it’s the best thing since sliced bread. The applicator incorporates a long handle, applicator pad and non-absorbent pad.
Applying your medication with the applicator allows you to apply your medication more accurately, making it go further. The pads are non-absorbent and can be washed at 40 degrees. A Double Pack contains 4 pads, 2 handles, 2 pad backs, a custom travel pouch and free hook for hanging.