Eczema or Atopic Dermatitis is an itchy inflammation of your skin. This chronic condition may affect any area of your skin and is characterized by red, dry, itchy rashes. It tends to flare periodically with intense itch and then the inflammation subsides.
The exact causes of eczema are unknown and is more common in children than in adults. Children experience the discomfort of itching, especially at night and causes children to lose sleep. The severe itching caused by eczema leaves a huge negative impact on a kid’s life, like sleep deprivation and irritability.
Cheska shared her daughter’s itch story in the “Sweet Dreams with Mometasone furoate (Elica)” launch on August 19, 2015 at Ascott, Bonifacio Global City, where both she and Scarlett were revealed as the newest celebrity endorsers for Elica. “Scar couldn’t sleep talaga when she gets eczema flare-ups kasi it’s so itchy and she keeps on scratching,” Cheska said. During the event, the causes of Eczema and how it could negatively impact children were discussed.
Eczema flare-ups can be triggered by several factors, including dust mites, family pets, heat or harsh soaps. There are many triggers of eczema that can make it get worse. Learning what triggers your child's eczema to flare, can help in clearing the condition. Avoiding what irritants make eczema symptoms worse will help in controlling it.
Flare-ups may require more than just moisturizers and in such instances, a fast and powerful treatment is needed. Elica, a topical steroid, is considered to be the first line of defense for eczema. It can help relieve eczema symptoms with visible results in 24 hours, and needs only to be applied once daily, unlike most topical steroids that are applied twice a day. Moreover, clinical studies have demonstrated Elica’s efficacy and safety profile. Elica has also been recommended and prescribed by doctors for many years.
When Eczema strikes, use the effective treatment of Elica and see results in 24 hours, so that both kids and moms can sleep tight.
“Our pediatrician recommended Elica and it really helped relieve Scarlett of the itch, redness and swelling because of her eczema,” Cheska said.
Eczema can affect not only the sufferer, but also the whole family. Using Elica to control the condition can help improve the patient’s and the family’s quality of life.
Elica comes in cream and ointment. This over-the-counter medication can be purchased without a doctor’s presciption. For more information on Elica, go to www.treateczema.ph or visit www.facebook.com/ElicaPH.