Learn about eczema
What is eczema?
At Bepanthen, we’re deeply committed to family health, and we understand that it can be distressing to see a family member struggling with skin diseases. That’s why we’ve put many years of research into minimizing the physical and mental discomfort of the most common dermatological condition of our time – eczema or what is locally known as skin asthma.
Eczema is characterized by inflammation, dry skin, itching or redness on the surface of the skin. The more you scratch the affected area, the more likely it is that viruses, bacteria and pollutants can get underneath the skin, and the itchier it will become. This is the itch-scratch vicious cycle which frustrates so many sufferers – despite knowing that scratching will make the eczema worse, it’s incredibly hard to resist doing it, even for adults. This inability to resist can cause feelings of guilt and embarrassment.