Eczema, a commonly occurring skin condition, does not simply affect a child’s skin but can also imbalance mental health. The condition that causes disfiguration and irritation of the skin may be linked to depression, sleep difficulties, and anxiety, according to new research.
Simply put, Eczema is a disease that causes the skin to turn red and itch, said study author Dr. Katrina Abuabara. Abuabara is one of the study authors, works as an associate professor of dermatology at San Francisco’s University of California. However, she adds that it is more complex than just red itchy skin condition.
The studied cases of Eczema patients that also suffered from depression included a majority of females from higher social class, according to the study authors.Even though mild to moderate Eczema does not add up to the risk of childhood depression, the team observed that children of the age of four could be at risk of depression even with mild conditions.