17 Things To Know If You Have Eczema
Why does my body have to look like the scorched desert? Not today, Satan.
When you're dealing with eczema, you feel a lot like this:
Your skin is like a sidewalk, and eczema is the crack in the cement.
Dr. Adam Friedman, Director of Dermatologic Research at Montefiore Medical Center, explained it this way to Buzzfeed Life: "Individuals with eczema tend to have defects in the way their skin makes the "cement" that cross links and holds the top layer of the skin together, resulting in increased skin water loss and therefore dry skin as well as giving allergens and microbes easy entry." We spoke to Dr. Friedman and a few other dermatologists about eczema -- here's what they had to say.