Eczema is an inflammatory skin disorder most often characterized by itching, redness, small bumps, and lesions. This condition affects people of all age groups, and is most prevalent amongst young children. Eczema encompasses a wide range of skin conditions. The type can be atopic eczema, contact dermatitis, seborrhoeic dermatitis, discoid eczema, pompholyz eczema, asteatotic eczema, and finally varicose eczema. These are often distinguished by the area of the body affected, as well as the physical look of the eczema rash itself. Eczema is characterized by dry itchy skin that is overly sensitive. Skin is red, inflamed and often accompanied by small bumps, rough patches, oozing, and scabbing. Eczema can occur anywhere on the body; however, it is most commonly seen on the face and scalp, the hands, as well as behind the elbows and knees. The cause of eczema is unknown.
Infrared saunas are a type of sauna that uses heat and light to help relax and detoxify the body. Unlike a normal sauna that heats up quite quickly, it relaxes the body and opens up the pores. Traditional saunas use temperatures as high as 180 to 210 degrees F, which can overwhelm those who are more sensitive to the heat. Infrared saunas use a much milder temperature environment of between 120 to 140 degrees F. However because the heat of infrared saunas travels much deeper into the body, they are able to cause a more vigorous sweat at a lower temperature and remove toxins, making it at least 6 times more effective in detoxification than an overly-hot traditional sauna room. As your body temperature heats up, it increases sweat production to cool itself. Then your heart works harder, pumping blood at a faster rate, boosting circulation.