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Description
Eczema also referred to as atopic dermatitis occurs in conjunction with other atopic disorders like asthma; hay fever; and hives; however, it does not occur due to allergens like airborne irritants or pollen. It is more of a chronic condition with an early onset; as early as in infancy, therefore it is also referred to as infantile eczema. Atopic dermatitis or eczema is characterized by extremely View more...
Causes
Causes are mostly genetic in nature and people with a family history of eczema are at a higher risk of inheriting this condition when compared to those without a family history of eczema. It also occurs due to hypersensitive or over reactive immune system and various environmental factors like plant allergies example poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac; extreme temperatures; constant sweating; ce View more...
Prevention
Avoid clothes that have rough and scratchy texture; and tight. Woolens also need to be avoided.
Minimize or avoid regular use of cosmetics; soaps; warm water and any other chemical-based cleansing agents.
Moisturize the skin and use soaps that moisturize the skin.
Cleansers like Cetaphil and Aquanil can be used liberally.
Skin should be patted dry following bath or wash and not rubbed and this View more...
Common Symptoms
Common symptoms of eczema include extremely dry and itchy skin that turns pink or red accompanied with small blisters; bumps; or rashes. Depending upon the type of eczema; the various symptoms associated with it can be described as follows: Atopic eczema or dermatitis is marked by highly irritated; red; dry; crusted areas on the skin with a wet look. Untreated it could lead to bacterial infections View more...
Rare Symptoms
Untreated eczema often results in skin that turns thick; extremely dry; and scaly accompanied with hair loss and color changes. Untreated eczema is prone to secondary skin infections mostly caused to bacteria and other micro-organisms.
Traditional Treatment
Topical steroids include clobetasol propionate or Dermol; betamethasone dipropionate or Diprosone OV cream/ointment; betamethasone valerate Beta cream/ointment/scalp application; betnovate lotion/C cream/C ointment; Daivobet 50/500 ointment; Fucicort; betamethasone dipropionate or Diprosone cream/ointment; diflucortolone valerate or Nerisone C/cream/fatty ointment/ointment; hydrocortisone 17-butyr View more...
Alternative Treatment
Homeopathic medications for eczema include antimonium crudum; arsenicum album; arum triphyllum; calcarea carbonica; calendula; graphites; hepar sulphuris calcareum; mezereum; rhus toxicodendron; petroleum; and sulphur.
Herbal remedies include: aloe gel; burdock root; calendula cream; chamomile; chickweed poultice; oregon grape root; marshmallow root cream; oatstraw; rosemary added to bath water; View more...
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