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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Things you didn't know about Eczema

Things you didn't know about Eczema
Eczema is a common skin condition that is causes ones skin to become red, inflamed, dry and sometimes itchy.
There are different forms of eczema as described below.
Contact eczema (dermatitis) –may be perceived as an allergic reaction as it occurs upon contact with certain substances.
Dyshidrotic eczema (pompholyx)- causes irritation and itching of the skin on palms and feet leading to the formation of blisters upon scratching.
Seborrheic dermatitis - a type of eczema that is characterized by red, scaly patches develop on the sides of the nose, eyebrows, ears, and scalp. Another of its symptoms is oily and flaky yellow spots on the skin.
Stasis dermatitis (varicose eczema)- This type of eczema is characterized by skin irritation on lower legs, and is associated with blood flow deficiencies through the leg veins.
The symptoms are differentiated among children and adults. They may be witnessed early in children, but the symptoms may disappear as they grow older. The most prevalent symptoms are red, dry and itchy skin. The skin may be inflamed and sore in some cases. For some, the symptoms affect only a small portion of the skin while for others it may influence the whole body.
The most affected body parts are the palms, the back of the hand, inside of elbows, the soft skin at the back of the knees and the scalps of children.
Once you experience these symptoms and over the counter creams do not work, it is wise to visit the doctors.
There are no exactly known causes of the condition with suggestions being put forward for the most probable causes. It is postulated that Eczema might be hereditary with the chance of you having it increase if a member of the family had it. You also have a higher risk of contracting Eczema if you have a history of another atopic disease like asthma or hay fever. Children borne of older women and live in cold areas or regions with high pollution rates also have a greater risk of getting it. It is also wise to know that it is not directly impacted by diet.
Eczema may have an adverse impact on your self-esteem because of the patches, scratching and scars left after healing. To learn how to get rid of eczema scars on legs, arms, body and other symptoms, the following therapy can be effective. Use corticosteroids to reduce swelling and redness. It is also vital to increase the levels of collagen. Collagen occurs naturally, but diminished levels can be increased by taking supplements, injections or avoiding bad habits like smoking. It is also imperative to stop scratching and avoiding triggers  like allergens.

Hannah Lynd is a consulting dermatologist and a specialist on how Stopitchy . She tries to find ways to help eczema patients live a positive full life with their condition. Her primal message is the disease is not communicable and is not contagious.


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