.Remember that bout of poison ivy you got as a kid? Or maybe it was the chicken pox. The itchiness was relentless, but everyone around you kept advising: Just. Don't. Scratch. Yet, that prickly, tingling sensation kept getting more and more agitating, to the point where ripping your eyeballs out would have seemed a welcome distraction.
For some eczema sufferers, that hellish circumstance can be part of everyday life. Except unlike the chicken pox or poison ivy, many sufferers are uncomfortably stuck: Science hasn't pinpointed exactly why one to three percent of the adult population has eczema, nor does it have a cure for the skin disease. Perhaps most frustrating of all, the relief that any eczema solution provides for a patient can suddenly cease to work at any given time - taking the sufferer back to a state of needling, not-sure-what-to-do-about-it flare-ups.
As if all that skin irritation shrouded in uncertainty weren't enough, the AmericanRead More »from Got Itchy Skin? Here's What Might Be Causing It