What is Eczema

Eczema is a general term for many types of skin inflammation, also known as dermatitis. there are many different forms of eczema.

The cause of Eczema is unknown. It is believed to result from a genetic defect that results in an abnormality of the skin's barrier function. Eczema is most common in infants and young children. All races can be affected.

  • Triggers of eczema outbreaks can be environmental irritants or allergens; substances like soaps, perfumes, or chemicals; food allergies; lifestyle stress; or changes in temperature or humidity.
  • Treatment can include oral or topical corticosteroids,
  • antihistamines, or immune-suppressing drugs known as calcineurin inhibitors.
  • While eczema is not preventable, self-care measures such as frequent hydration of skin and avoidance of extreme temperatures and known irritants can help manage symptoms and reduce the severity of outbreaks.

Eczema can affect people of any age, although the condition is most common in infants, and about 85% of those affected have an onset prior to 5 years of age. Eczema will permanently resolve by age 3 in about half of affected infants. In others, the condition tends to recur throughout life. People with eczema often have a family history of the condition or a family history of other allergic conditions, such as asthma. Atopic dermatitis is believed to belong to a group of related diseases including food allergy, asthma, and allergic rhinitis that tend to develop in sequence, suggesting that atopic dermatitis early in life may lead to or predict later allergic diseases. The nature of the link between these conditions is inadequately understood. Up to 20% of children and 1%-2% of adults are believed to have eczema. Eczema is slightly more common in girls than in boys. It occurs in people of all races. Eczema is not contagious, but since it is believed to be at least partially inherited, it is not uncommon to find members of the same family affected.

What are the causes of eczema?

We do not know the exact cause of eczema, but a defect of the skin that impairs its function as a barrier, possibly combined with an abnormal function of the immune system, are believed to be important factors. Some forms of eczema can be triggered by substances that come in contact with the skin, such as soaps, cosmetics, clothing, detergents, jewelry, or sweat. Environmental allergens (substances that cause allergic reactions) may also cause outbreaks of eczema. Changes in temperature or humidity, or even psychological stress, can lead to outbreaks of eczema in some people.

What are risk factors for eczema?

Up to 12% of all children and almost 1% of adults in the U.S. develop atopic dermatitis. Worldwide, depending upon the region, up to 10% of adults and 30% of children are affected. The prevalence of the condition is increasing. Studies of health care office visits show that Asians and blacks visit the health care office more frequently for atopic dermatitis than whites. No clear risk factors have been identified, although those with a family history of allergic disease are likely to be at greater risk.

What are eczema symptoms and signs in babies, children, and adults?

Eczema most commonly causes dry, reddened skin that itches or burns, although the appearance of eczema varies from person to person and varies according to the specific type of eczema. Intense itching  is generally the first symptom in most people with eczema. Sometimes, eczema may lead to blisters     and oozing lesions, but eczema can also result in dry and scaly. Repeated scratching may lead to thickened, crusty skin.
While any region of the body may be affected by eczema, in children and adults, eczema typically occurs on the face, neck, and the insides of the elbows, knees, and ankles. In infants, eczema typically occurs on the forehead, cheeks, forearms, legs, scalp, and neck.
Eczema can sometimes occur as a brief reaction that only leads to symptoms for a few hours or days, but in other cases, the symptoms persist over a longer time and are referred to as chronic dermatitis.

What are the different types of eczema?

Atopic dermatitis is the most common of the many types of eczema, and sometimes people use the two terms interchangeably. But there are many terms used to describe specific forms of eczema that may have very similar symptoms to atopic dermatitis. These are listed and briefly described below.

Atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic skin disease characterized by itchy, inflamed skin and is the most common cause of eczema. The condition tends to come and go, depending upon exposures to triggers or causative factors. Factors that may cause atopic dermatitis include environmental factors like molds, pollen, or pollutants; contact irritants like soaps, detergents, nickel (in jewelry), or perfumes; food allergies; or other allergies. Around two-thirds of those who develop the condition do so prior to 1 year of age. When the disease starts in infancy, it is sometimes termed infantile eczema. Atopic dermatitis tends to run in families, and people who develop the condition often have a family history of other allergic conditions such as asthma or hay fever.

Contact eczema

Contact eczema is a localized reaction that includes redness, itching, and burning in areas where the skin has come into contact with an allergy-causing substance to which an individual is sensitive or with a general irritant such as an acid, a cleaning agent, or other chemical. Other examples of contact eczema include reactions to laundry detergents, soaps, nickel  in jewelry, cosmetics, fabrics, clothing, and perfume. Due to the vast number of substances with which individuals have contact, it can be difficult to determine the trigger for contact dermatitis. Skin reactions to  poison ivy and poison sumac are examples of allergic contact eczema. People who have a history of allergies have an increased risk for developing contact eczema.

Seborrheic eczema

Seborrheic eczema is a form of skin inflammation of unknown cause. The signs and symptoms of seborrheic eczema include yellowish, oily, scaly patches of skin on the scalp, face, and occasionally other parts of the body. Dundruff and "cradle cap" in infants are examples of seborrheic eczema. It is commonplace for seborrheic dermatitis to inflame the face at the creases of the cheeks and/or the nasal folds. Seborrheic dermatitis is not necessarily associated with itching. This condition tends to run in families. Emotional stress, oily skin, infrequent shampooing, and weather conditions may all increase a person's risk of developing seborrheic eczema.

Nummular eczema

Nummular eczema is characterized by coin-shaped patches of irritated skin -- most commonly located on the arms, back, buttocks, and lower legs -- that may be crusted, scaling and extremely itchy. This form of eczema is relatively uncommon and occurs most frequently in elderly men. Nummular eczema is usually a chronic condition.


Neurodermatitis is a chronic skin inflammation caused by a scratch-itch cycle that begins with a localized itch (such as an insect bite) that becomes intensely irritated when scratched. Women are more commonly affected by neurodermatitis than men, and the condition is most frequent in people 20-50 years of age. This form of eczema results in scaly patches of skin on the head, lower legs, wrists, or forearms. Over time, the skin can become thickened and leathery.

Stasis dermatitis

Stasis dermatitis is a skin irritation on the lower legs, generally related to the circulatory problem known as venous insufficiency, in which the function of the valves within the veins has been compromised. Stasis dermatitis occurs almost exclusively in middle-aged and elderly people, with approximately 6%-7% of the population over 50 years of age being affected by the condition. The risk of developing stasis dermatitis increases with advancing age. Symptoms include itching and/or reddish-brown discoloration of the skin on one or both legs. Progression of the condition can lead to the blistering, oozing skin lesions seen with other forms of eczema, and ulcers may develop in affected areas.

Dyshidrotic eczema

Dyshidrotic eczema is an irritation of the skin on the palms of hands and soles of the feet characterized by clear, deep blisters that itch and burn. This form of eczema occurs in up to 20% of people with hand eczema and is more common during the spring and summer months and in warmer climates. Males and females are equally affected, and the condition can occur in people of any age.

Our Dead Sea mineral-based products provide relief to Eczema like skin (Dermatitis like skin),
Calms itchiness, Soothes irritation, Restores lost moisture, Provide rapid lasting relief.

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Mineral Soap


Face, Body, Hands, Feet-Eczema like skin


Maris Limus (mud soap)


Face, Body, Hands, Feet-Psoriasis like skin


Shower Cream (gentle)


Body, Scalp-Psoriasis-Eczema like skin


Medical Herb Wash (gentle)


Face, Body, Hands, Feet –Eczema like skin (also, for Children)


Antidandruff Shampoo


Hair and Scalp-eczema like skin


Moisturizing Cream-Dry & Sensitive


Face, Ears-Eczema like skin


Moisturizing Cream-Norm/Comb


Face, Ears-Eczema like skin


Nourishing Night Cream


Face, Ears-Eczema like skin


Eye Contour Balm


Eye Contour, Lips – Eczema like skin


Skin Corrector
 Complete Solution kit


Whole body, Face, Hands, Feet, Ears, Scalp
-Eczema like skin (also, for children)


Epidermine-Skin Corrector


Whole body, Face, Hands, Feet, Ears
Eczema like skin (also, for children)


Hydra balance Lotion


Body-Eczema like skin


Hydra Balance Body Scrub
Skin Corrector


Whole Body, Hands, Feet-Eczema like skin


Hydra Balance Body Butter
Skin Corrector


Whole Body, Hands, Feet-Eczema like skin


Silky Cream


Hands-Eczema like skin


Foot Cream


Elbows-knees-Foot-Eczema like skin


Our products Contains Original Dead-Sea minerals and Complex of botanical plant extract.  Manufactured in Israel


For fast long lasting relief:

Severe Cracked, Bleeding & Itchy Skin:   First weeks daily deep clean the effected areas with Hydra Balance  Body Scrub, wash with water and dry.
Apply, Epidermine Skin Corrector till the cream completely absorbed by the skin.  Seal and protect the skin with Hydra Balance Body Butter.
Daily (morning or evening), shower with Medical Herb Wash and dry.
Massage on the effected areas Epidermine - Skin Corrector till the cream completely absorbed by the skin.
Seal and protect the effected areas with Body Butter.
Note:  Use once to twice a week Hydra Balance Body Scrub. 
Moderate Condition: Daily, shower with Arad Shower Cream or Medical Herb wash.
Massage on the effected areas Epidermine - Skin Corrector till the cream completely absorbed by the skin.
Seal and protect the area with Body Butter or Hydra Balance Body Lotion.
Hands & Feet: First two weeks of use each day deep clean with Hydra Balance Body Scrub,
wash with water and dry. Apply Epidermine Skin Corrector then Silky hand cream or Foot Repair Cream.
Daily (morning or evening), Wash with Medical Herb and dry.
Apply, on the effected areas Epidermine - Skin Corrector till the cream completely absorbed by the skin.
Seal and protect the area with Natural Beauty Arad – Silky cream or Foot Cream (between treatments wash hands with Arad Mineral Soap).
Face:  Morning and evening wash with Mineral Soap and apply Epidermine-skin Corrector and Moisturizing Cream.
Eye Contour and Lips:  Morning and evening apply Arad Eye Contour.