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Certain skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis cause the skin to become dry, itchy & inflamed. This then causes us to scratch the skin, which only makes it worse and eventually becomes infected.

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What is eczema?

Eczema is also popularly regarded as Atopic dermatitis a condition that causes your skin to be itchy or red. This health condition is predominant in children and can occur at a different age. Eczema is very common and chronic, often characterised as dry and appear with a red rash.

The truth is, eczema isn't a single health condition, but has several skin-related diseases and can easily be recognized. On this note, eczema is not a single health condition, but reactions that produce several diseases. It often begins as red, then raises tiny blisters that contain fluid.

The different types of eczema

Once your skin itches or turns red, you may be having eczema. Nevertheless, we shall be looking at the different types of eczema. The following are some types of eczema you should know;

Atopic Dermatitis- This is the most common type of eczema. This is why eczema, itself is often regarded as atopic dermatitis. It begins from childhood and gets away during adulthood. The type of eczema belongs to the "Triad” family (The three re asthma, hay fever and eczema). It is often characterized as dry skin.

Nummular Dermatitis- It causes dry and round patches on the body during the winter season. This is very common in men and usually affect the legs.

Contact Dermatitis- This occurs when there is a contact with irritants which attract burning, itching and redness. Once you remedy the irritant, the inflammation will disappear.

Irritant Dermatitis- This happens when the skin is frequently open to the excessive toxic substance through washing

Seborrheic Dermatitis- produces a rash on the face, ears in adult. It produces weepy, oozy rash around the ears

Dyshidrotic Dermatitis- this type of eczema affect your palms, hands, fingers and soles of the feet. Often characterize with itchy, patches and pain. This type of eczema is very common in women

What are the different treatment options?

There are several treatment options for eczema. It all depends on the nature and condition of the person. Some people condition may be severe than others. Eczema treatment may include the following;

Topical Medications – Doctors can prescribe cream to help moisturise the skin and also reduce itchiness and inflammation.

Oral Medications- Doctors can also prescribe oral medications to individuals with eczema in diverse areas. Some example of oral medications is cyclosporine, oral steroids, methotrexate and more.

Wet Dressings- are an effective way to treat severe eczema. You need the help of a medical practitioner

Calcineurin Inhibitors- These are treatments that boost your immune system. They help to reduce inflammation with eczema

Symptoms of eczema

The primary symptom of eczema is itchy, rough, dry, inflamed and irritated skin. It often appears in any part of the body, most likely in your inner elbows, arms or back of the knees. This health condition is not contagious, and can also disappear as you grow old. Below are some symptoms associated with eczema;

  • Itching
  • Dry skin
  • Red to brownish-grey patches on the feet, wrists, ankles, neck, eyelids and more
  • Scaly, cracked and thickened skin
  • Swollen skin from scratching

Eczema often begins before the age of 5 and may proceed all through adolescence and adulthood if not properly treated.

How is eczema treated?

Eczema is often treated in the UK by family physicians. Since there are various causes of eczema- it is important to seek help from medical professionals. This is significant for your general wellbeing. Our Doctors help to diagnose and offer efficient and result-driven treatment to any form of eczema. We simply know the right and ideal treatment for you. Reach out today for fast recovery.

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