Eczema- Other Treatment
Eczema is a skin condition caused by inflammation of the skin. Typically, eczema causes the skin to become itchy, red, and dry even cracked and leathery. Eczema can appear on any part of the body. Eczema is a chronic problem for many people. It is most common in infants, many of whom outgrow it before adulthood.
What Causes Eczema?
Eczema runs in families. Certain genes can cause some people to have extra-sensitive skin. An overactive immune system is thought to be a factor, as well. Also, it’s thought that defects in the skin barrier contribute to eczema. These defects can allow moisture out through the skin and let germs in.
Factors that may trigger eczema include Stress, Contact with irritating substances such as woolen and synthetic fabrics and soap, Heat and sweat, Cold, dry climates, Dry skin.
What Are the Symptoms of Eczema?
Almost always, your skin will itch before a rash appears in eczema. Typically, eczema shows itself as Patches of chronically itchy, dry, thickened skin, usually on the hands, neck, face, and legs (but it can occur anywhere). In children, the inner creases of the knees and elbows are often involved and If scratched, dry patches of skin and open sores with crusts may develop and may get infected.
Eczema comes in many forms. But the different types of eczema tend to cause these symptoms:
- Itching:- The itching can be intense. The damage to the skin during eczema is often due to scratching.
- Scaling:- The surface of the skin can flake off, giving the skin a rough, scaly appearance.
- Redness:- The affected skin may bleed and appear blotchy.
- Fluid-filled blisters:- These can ooze and form crusts.
- Cracking:- Severely affected skin may develop painful, deep cracks, also called fissures.