Ringworm vs. Eczema

“Oh no – what’s that dry patch of skin on my kiddo?” Sound familiar? There are numerous skin conditions that can affect children, and of course, they closely resemble one another. Two that always seem to get mistaken for each other are eczema and ringworm. Since the treatment for these two conditions may vary, it is important that you understand which one you are dealing with. Of course, it is important to always go straight to your child’s medical professional for proper diagnosis.

This week, we will share some information that may give you a better understand of their differences.

Ringworm is contagious, and eczema is not.

Who It Affects

Ringworm can also affect people of any sex or age, but is most commonly found in young children. Boys typically get ringworm more than girls.

Eczema is most common in middle-aged men, but it can affect people of any sex or age.

An individual may catch ringworm from an animal, person, or object that has been infected. It is also possible to get ringworm from soil.

Eczema is typically caused in those with allergies. Both stress and environmental factors can cause eczema, as well as irritants (harsh soaps, chemicals, clothing etc.)

Ringworm patches will appear as round lesions with raised borders. There may be bumps, scales, or blisters. As it begins to heal, the middle of the ring will appear normal.

Eczema begins as an itch. The scratching is what will cause redness and swelling. The skin may crack and release a clear fluid that will crust over.

Now that you have a better understanding, it doesn’t hurt to give your kiddo’s doc a call to confirm what is going on with your little pumpkin. If you are looking for an all-natural and effective product that can ease eczema symptoms, learn more about No Time for Eczema: Advanced Anti-Itch Therapy.

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