Eczema affects around 31.6 million individuals in the United States, accounting for more than 10% of the population. Everyone can have eczema. Ten percent of Black Americans, 11% of whites, 13% of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and 13% of Native Americans have it. hyperpigmentation
Eczema, Irritation, & Scratching
Itching is the most bothersome sensation for individuals suffering from eczema. It’s like you can’t stop until you know the itch is 100% gone. But that doesn’t happen because many individuals scratch to relieve irritation, which feeds the itch-scratch cycle and only makes things worse.
While eczema is not communicable, scratching excessively might cause it to spread to other places of your body. Scratching causes the skin to split or bleed, which allows germs to enter the body more readily.
Finally, scratching may cause the skin’s color to alter; and no one likes an uneven skin tone.
Two Types of Pigmentation
Scratching the skin, as previously stated, may result in skin color, texture, and general appearance changes. Hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation are two forms of pigment alterations.
Color loss is caused by hypopigmentation. Hypopigmented individuals may detect areas of skin that are lighter in color than their regular skin tone.
Hyperpigmentation, on the other hand, is a darkening of the color. Both forms of pigmentation show more prominently on darker skin tones, although they may present on any skin tone.
Some individuals may be distressed by the change in the look of their skin, which may impact their quality of life. It can create some self-consciousness about appearance—in adults and children.
Hyperpigmentation develops when external or internal causes cause an increase in melanin synthesis. The skin is darkened, particularly in