Let us tell friends that this eczema is a very common skin condition and the one that causes you to have itchy, red, dry and irritated skin. And that condition is also called atopic dermatitis.
Let us tell you that it usually starts during infancy or early childhood and with this it can persist till adulthood. However, eczema can occur in people of any age.
And also I have a few different types of eczema. What type of eczema you have, as well as I can determine what type of rash you develop, as well as where on your body it occurs.
Also, photo examples of many types of eczema are shown below. Keep reading to learn more about eczema, including what causes it, how to treat flares, and how to prevent them.
What causes eczema?
Friends, let us tell you that the cause of eczema is not fully understood. And with that said, although researchers believe it is triggered by an overactive immune system.
Friends, let us tell you that when your skin comes in contact with external irritants, and that is why eczema flares up, due to which your immune system overreacts. In addition to this, we have listed below common triggers for flare-ups.
In addition to this, researchers have found that some people suffering from eczema do not make enough protein called filaggrin (filament aggregating protein). And at the same time, these proteins are responsible for helping your skin stay moisturized and healthy.
Explain that this eczema outbreak occurs when one or more eczema symptoms appear on the skin. Additionally, according to the National Health Service (NHS), research has shown that external and internal factors may contribute to eczema flares. And these common triggers include:
- such as chemicals or preservatives found in cleansers and detergents
- and this scented product
- and that cigarette smoke
- you have external allergens such as pollen, mold, dust, and either it is dust mites
- and materials such as rough scratches, and those such as wool
- and that synthetic fabric
- you sweat
- your temperature changes
- and this food allergy
- as if she had dandruff in animal hair
- upper respiratory infection.
What are the symptoms of eczema?
And at the same time, the main symptom of eczema is itchy, dry, rough, flaky, inflamed and with it the skin. And that it can flare up, it can subside, and with that I can flare up again.
Eczema can occur anywhere but usually affects the arms, inner elbows, behind the knees, cheeks and scalp. It is not contagious and also sometimes becomes less severe with age.
Other symptoms include:
- such as intense itching
- and that red and either this brownish-brown spot
- and those small, raised bumps that release fluid when scratched
- you have crusty patches of dry yellow ooze, and that could indicate an infection
- thick, scaly skin
and it’s sore or raw-feeling skin
Many People’s finding that’s their symptom’s get worse at night, making it difficult for them to sleep. And at the same time, scratching the eczema causes further irritation and irritation of the skin. This can lead to an infection that needs to be treated with antibiotics.
Friends, although this sometimes mild eczema can also be managed at home by avoiding the trigger and keeping the skin moisturized. However, and it is best to see a doctor when symptoms are difficult to manage and either they are getting worse. If your:
- And also my eczema is not responding to over-the-counter treatments
- symptom’s are the keeping you a awake at night
- And these symptoms are making it very difficult to carry out everyday tasks.
- And at the same time, your skin is swollen and either it is crying very fluid
- and your skin is peeling
- and then your skin is getting thicker and either scaly
How is eczema treated?
Friends, let us tell you that it is a dermatologist, allergist, and they or this primary care doctor can only help you in identifying the right treatment for eczema. The right treatment for you will depend on the type of eczema you have as well as the severity. You may find it helpful to combine more than one treatment.
As such, oral over-the-counter (OTC) antihistamines can also relieve itching. In addition, they work by blocking allergic reactions triggered by histamine. Friends, however, they can cause drowsiness, so it is best to take them when it does not require you to be alert.
such as cetirizine (Zyrtec)
and this diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
And this is fexofenadine (Allegra)
and this loratadine (Claritin)
Cortisone (steroid) creams and ointments can relieve itching as well as scaling. As well as that but after long-term use they can have side effects, which include:
- like that thinning of your skin
- and that discoloration
And in addition, hydrocortisone is a very low potency steroid available OTC to you and can help treat mild eczema. This is a high potency steroid for moderate or severe eczema so it can only be prescribed by a doctor.
Friends, it is only when topical hydrocortisone is not helping that doctors may prescribe oral corticosteroids, and they can cause serious side effects including bone loss.
And so to treat that same infection, a doctor may prescribe a topical and either this oral antibiotic.
Friends, let us tell you that immunosuppressants are prescription drugs and those that prevent your immune system from overreacting. It prevents the outbreak of eczema. Side effects include cancer, infection, high blood pressure, as well as an increased risk of developing kidney disease.
Let us tell you that light therapy, or phototherapy, uses ultraviolet light or sunlamps to help prevent the immune system reactions that trigger eczema itself. Plus, it requires a series of treatments and can help reduce or clear up eczema. And it can even prevent a bacterial skin infection.
Be aware that stress can trigger symptoms, and it can either make them worse. Many ways to reduce stress also include:
- as you do those deep breathing exercises
- you practice that yoga
- and meditate
- and listen to this relaxing music
- And that’s like making it a priority to get a good night’s sleep
- A cold compress can help reduce the itching itself, as can a warm soak or soak in a warm bath for 15 to 20 minutes.
It should be noted that alternative treatments may help to soothe the symptoms of eczema. As well as because of the potential side effects, always check with your doctor before using this herbal supplement and starting either this exercise routine. And in addition, popular home remedies include:
- such as green, black, or oolong tea
- And that coconut, sunflower, borage and primrose oil
- and this acupuncture
- and this aromatherapy
- and relaxation techniques, such as meditation, yoga, and then progressive muscle relaxation, and or guided imagery.
How is eczema diagnosed?
Friends, let us tell you that this is not a specific test, which can also be used only for the diagnosis of eczema. Often, a doctor can diagnose the condition by talking to you about your symptoms and examining your skin. And at the same time, sometimes, a patch test may be done to help find eczema triggers.
And in addition to that, a patch test can pinpoint certain allergens and those that trigger all these symptoms, and the skin allergies associated with contact dermatitis.
During a patch test, an allergen is applied to the patch applied to the skin. And at the same time, that allergen is a trigger for you, and it can only cause inflammation of your skin and irritation with it.
What are the risk factors for eczema?
Let us tell you that these are just a few factors that can all increase the risk of developing eczema.
Eczema is more common in children who suffer from asthma or hay fever, as well as in adults who develop these conditions before the age of 30.
Let us tell you that people whose family members are suffering from eczema, and they are also at a higher risk of developing this condition.
What are the complications of eczema?
Let us tell you that eczema can only give rise to some complications, and those include:
- Sleep trouble Let me tell you that eczema can cause difficulty in sleeping and at the same time it can disrupt your own sleep hygiene.
- Skin infection. Let us tell you that due to repeated scratching, it can leave your skin open for bacteria and along with that virus, and that which can cause infection.
- Asthma and hay fever. It should be noted that eczema can often cause asthma or hay fever to develop, especially in children under the age of 12.
- Thick and scaly skin. Let us tell you that due to scratching, your skin can become hard and thick over time.
- Other types of eczema. Often, it is only having one type of eczema that can increase your risk of developing another.
How is eczema prevented?
Let us tell you that you can take steps to prevent eczema from flaring up. Along with this, your doctor can discuss some such changes only and they can do the best work for you only.
So common steps to prevent this flare-up include:
- such as reducing stress
- and avoiding known triggers
- keep your skin clean
- and reduce your bath time to 10 minutes or less
- and you avoid that very hot bath or bath water
- and keep your skin moisturized
- And that high and at the same time I use only odorless laundry, bath and makeup products
- And with this, I take any prescription as per this instruction.
- Avoid itchy skin.
What is the outlook for eczema?
It is not known that there is no cure for eczema, and at the same time, you can manage the symptoms effectively with the right treatment. In addition, it may include changes in your lifestyle and a combination of medications.
Friends, let us tell you that in a few cases, it can also cause additional health complications like eczema infection, asthma, and even that worsening skin. And fortunately, finding the right treatment can help prevent complications.
And with that I would suggest that if you are having trouble managing the eczema itself or if your symptoms are getting worse, and that is then you should talk to your doctor. They can help you find a treatment plan and one that works for you while at the same time reducing your flare-ups.