Eczema, that horrible itchy rash on your skin, isn’t new. Ancient Egyptians suffered from eczema and sought relief with oatmeal baths. And it worked! Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, discussed the role of skin disease, sweating, and itching over two thousand years ago. Thirty million Americans suffer from eczema, including children.
Doctors have discovered a genetic link for eczema between parent and child. If a parent suffers from eczema, the child may be predisposed to eczema, as well. One in five school-age children have this rash, and one in twelve adults suffer from eczema. This condition can affect their selfimagine, self-esteem, and health. It can affect every-day life and cause a lack of sleep. It can also be embarrassing.