PISCATAWAY, N.J., Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A whopping 31.6 million people in the US suffer with eczema. Putting it in perspective, that's 10 percent of adults and 5% of children who are afflicted with itchy, irritated skin and plagued by a condition that they often do not understand how to control. A new survey from PuraCap® Pharmaceutical sheds light on the emotional and physical effects of the pervasive condition.
According to the survey, a large number of people are not getting the relief they need from current treatments, leaving them to suffer from recurrent outbreaks and red, scaly patches that can negatively affect confidence and diminish quality of life over time. Six in 10 adults report lower confidence as a result of eczema, while two out of three describe the need to scratch as being "unbearable." Due to the physical discomfort, half of children complain of trouble sleeping due to symptoms, which can lead to difficulties at school, irritability and an inability to participate in certain activities.
In order to effectively manage symptoms, it is vital to understand this chronic skin disease. Dermatologists agree that repairing the skin barrier is key to successful treatment, however, 50 percent of consumers are not familiar with skin barrier repair products. In fact, the number one treatment used to combat eczema is over-the-counter moisturizers, which may leave patients still scratching.
EpiCeram® Controlled Release Skin Barrier Emulsion can help restore skin to its natural healthy condition while empowering eczema sufferers to finally feel comfortable in their own skin. The FDA-approved cream contains all of the essentials for total skin barrier repair to help relieve itching, dryness and redness. These include three essential lipids (ceramides, free fatty acids, and cholesterol) in a physiologically balanced ratio, which mimics the lipid concentration found in the skin. Formulated to help keep the skin at a healthy pH of 5, EpiCeram® works to repair the skin's barrier to help keep soothing moisture in and potential irritants out.
With a unique controlled-release technology, EpiCeram® delivers 24-hour barrier repair benefits with just twice-daily application. EpiCeram® 90g Tube and 225g airless pump is sold by prescription through pharmacies.
EpiCeram® is only available by prescription. Please consult your physician to find out how it can help manage your eczema. To obtain a valuable coupon to bring to your pharmacist, visit epiceram-us.com/coupon-offer
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About PuraCap Pharmaceutical LLC
PuraCap Pharmaceutical LLC is an emerging, fully integrated pharmaceutical company with expertise in product development, manufacturing and distribution bringing, high quality products & services to their customers. PuraCap's corporate structure supports a two-pronged approach for global growth in the areas of prescription brands and OTC and private label brands (PuraCap Pharmaceutical LLC) as well as prescription generics (PuraCap Laboratories LLC). Go to www.puracap.com for more information.
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