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Eczema: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

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Eczema is one of the most prevalent skin disorders in the world. This skin disorder has made many people perturbed all over the world. Eczema is most often, accompanied with a dry skin, which characterizes this disease. The most common symptom of this disease is the development of skin flaking which is, most known throughout the world. Other symptoms are blisters on the skin, bleeding and a splitting of the skin. The swelling of eczema that causes such symptoms happens in the epidermis of the skin. This epidermis is the outermost periphery of the skin. Eczema can also cause a blood loss of the skin.

When the infection in any part of the hand starts healing, its skin begins to discolor. Many kinds of eczema exist now. These types are, varied by the position of the breakout of this disease. Hand eczema refers when eczema happens on the hand.

Eczema can be hereditary also known as atopic eczema. This kind of eczema happens to those people whose family members have experienced disorders like asthma and hay fever. This kind of eczema includes occurrence of rashes, which happens on a scalp, elbows, neck, knees and on hips. Contact dermatitis is another kind of eczema. It is the most rampant form of eczema. It has two types like irritant and allergic. The former is more common, and occurs in seventy-five percent cases of this kind of eczema. It happens when the skin reacts adversely to an external agent like soap. The latter happens when there is a delayed reaction to an allergen. The treatment for this form of eczema is to remove the external agent that has led to it. When the external agent is, taken away, this form of a disorder disappears.

Sometimes, eczema can also be caused by fungi or parasites and it is known as Autoeczematization.

The most used treatment for eczema is use of corticosteroid medications. However, they have their own side effects especially, when used for a prolonged time. Such medications can cause an irritation on the skin. Therefore, to decrease this itching doctors prescribe steroids to their patients. These medications consist of a cream or a lotion, which has to be, applied on the affected area. They can reduce the intensity of these breakouts. They can't eliminate them completely but can only improve the breakout. Such medications remove the redness and itching of eczema. It is also necessary to use antifungal prescriptions with these medications so that no fungal infections happen through them. Many remedies exist in our house for treating eczema.

These treatments include that you avoid lotions containing perfumes. Also, refrain from wearing clothes that are too snug and rough. Do not indulge yourself in long baths and instead rely on short showers. You can also ensure that you do not get this disorder by using mild soap cleansers in baths. Also, dry your body thoroughly after bathing. Do not scratch yourself too much as it can exacerbate the rashes.

So, follow these remedies and get rid of this disorder, which causes pain and embarrassment.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: ZENA M ANDREWS
SaJune Orlando Medical Center in Florida specializes in bioidentical hormones, hormone replacement, anti-aging, detoxification, ob/gyn, nutrition and weight loss programs.

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