Published: January 4, 2017
If you’ve ever dealt with eczema, you know that it’s not any fun to cope with. Just like anything else, there’s never a good time to have an eczema outbreak. While there’s no convenient place to have an eczema breakout, there are some particular body parts that feel eczema the most. Keep in mind that eczema can happen on any body part, but just like any other skin condition, there are areas of the body that tend to be extra sensitive and exposed to this type of skin condition more prominently.
Before we get into the areas of the body that feel eczema the most, it’s important to understand that eczema is a particular skin condition that ends up in causing patches or different areas of your skin to become inflamed and itchy. In addition, many people who suffer from eczema tend to experience a lot of redness and dry/cracked areas of the skin in the eczema areas that are being effected at the time. The causes of eczema range from person to person, for some it’s a genetic skin condition, while others can deal with eczema because of an allergy to a particular food or environmental factor. Regardless of the reason you may be dealing with eczema, it’s always nice to be informed as to the most common body parts that feel eczema so that you can be aware of those particular areas of your body and be as prepared as possible.
Many experts suggest that the body parts that feel eczema the most varies depending on your age. It’s been found that very young children, as young as infants and toddlers will often experience eczema outbreaks on their faces, scalp and back areas. It’s said that some of this is because these are the areas in which young children are most likely and able to itch themselves. So keep an eye out for those areas if you have a young child yourself that may experience eczema. As we look at children who are older, and into adulthood the most common areas that people experience eczema outbreaks is in the front of the elbow, behind the knees, and palms/soles of feet. Adults and older children may sometimes experience eczema in their face, but it’s not quite as common. Although when they do experience eczema on their face, it tends to most often be on the eyelids. Similar to young children, the areas that tend to feel eczema the most in older children and adults are the areas that tend to be the easiest to reach and itch.
As we said, eczema can be in any area of the body – but these body parts tend to be the most common for these age groups. If you’ve ever had an eczema breakout, or have skin sensitivity it’s important to make sure that you keep an eye on these areas for any changes so you can catch and treat eczema as quickly as possible to eliminate a lot of discomfort.