Atopic dermatitis or eczema is an itchy red rash that can appear all over the body. The rash of eczema is different for each person. It may even look different or affect different parts of your body from time to time. It can be mild, moderate, or severe. Generally, people with eczema suffer from dry sensitive skin.

Eczema is also known for its intense itch. The itch may be so bad that you scratch your skin until it bleeds. This worsens the rash and leads to even more inflammation. It is called the itch-scratch cycle. About 8 to 25% of people worldwide have eczema.

Symptoms of Eczema

Dry itchy skin. Red, swollen patches. Scaly skin that crusts and oozes when you scratch it. People who suffer from eczema can experience any number of uncomfortable symptoms.

Worried you might have the condition? Ask yourself the following questions:

•    Do you have a rash-like area of skin that itches intensely?
•    Is your skin dry, sensitive, or inflamed?
•    Do you notice patches of red or darkly discolored skin?
•    How about patches of rough, thick, or leathery skin?
•    Does your skin appear scaly?
•    Does it crust over after you scratch it?
•    Does scratching the area cause open sores to develop?

Most people experience one or two tell-tale signs of eczema, although people who suffer from extreme cases may face all or many of the symptoms.

What Causes Eczema?

Eczema remains a mystery. It typically resembles an allergy but is not caused by an allergic reaction. It most often occurs in children but also appears in adults and frequently runs in families.

So, what’s behind this severe form of skin irritation?

Unfortunately, doctors don’t know. They suspect that genetics play a role. Weak immune systems may be partly responsible. Another culprit could be defects in the skin barrier that allow germs in while keeping critical moisture out.

Environmental factors may also trigger eczema. Irritants aren’t the underlying cause, but they can cause the condition to flare up, making life even more uncomfortable for eczema sufferers. 

No matter what causes eczema, good skin care is the key to managing the condition. Extreme cases may also require a prescription, but most people can handle the day-to-day discomfort and unsightliness by applying the right topical remedies.









Molecule 32 has a number of eczema remedies that help to condition the skin and provide relief from the most painful symptoms. When experiencing an eczema outbreak, apply M32 Heal as often as possible. To keep your skin healthy, use your favorite soap and then moisturize daily with M32 Heal.