What is Eczema?

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that makes the skin red, itchy, dry and cracked. Flare-ups can occur on every part of the body. There are different kinds of eczema and the affliction varies from person to person. Regardless of the type, eczema can be a really challenging and distressing condition to live with. There is the psychological side: the visible symptoms make many sufferers feel self-conscious. But eczema also has a big impact on physical wellbeing, as the constant itching may lead to sleepless nights and fatigue. However, help is at hand and there are a number of over the counter treatments which may help to relieve the symptoms.

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Atopic eczema and contact eczema

The two most common types are atopic eczema (which occurs mainly in areas where the skin folds) and contact eczema (usually found on hands and feet).

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How Dermalex helps

The Dermalex range of creams and gels has been specially formulated to moisturise and protect your skin and keep your natural barrier strong and healthy. Each product in the range has been developed with a thorough understanding of the factors that lead to common skin conditions and clinically-proven to treat and relieve the symptoms that make problem skin so uncomfortable.

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Frequently Asked Questions

See below for our frequently asked questions on Eczema. For help and advice across a range of skin conditions and how Dermalex can help, please see our Help and Advice section.


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*Improvement in skin barrier, hydration. Study of 48 AD sufferers.

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