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Treating Eczema

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Overview Of Eczema

  • Eczema or also referred to as atopic eczema is a skin disorder that leads to chronic swelling.
  • There are inflamed red rashes over the affected regions which look like skin wrinkles such as the creases of the elbows or behind the knees.

Risks Related To Eczema 

  • The most frequent triggers are allergens and environmental causes.
  • These irritants can be soaps and cleansing agents, some metals, inhaled allergens like dust mites, pet hair and pollen etc.

Risk factors include:

  • Extreme temperature and clamminess (generally worse in winter);
  • Excessive sweating;
  • Using close-fitting and rough fabrics like wool; and
  • Diet issues.

Symptoms Of Eczema

  • There is itching, dehydration, and peeling with redness around the skin.
  • The severity goes from a minor irritation that does not require medical treatment to serious itching and rubbing that leaves the skin red.
  • Recurring incidences might leave the skin congealed and encrusted. This more serious type of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis.
  • Atopic dermatitis generally emerges in infancy or early adulthood.

Diagnosis Of Eczema

  • Diagnosis can be established by inspecting the cuts over the skin and looking at the history of the person’s relatives.
  • Other issues like certain reactions, food aversions, asthma etc. are frequent in people suffering from eczema.

Treatment Of Eczema

  • Eczema or also referred to as atopic eczema is a skin disorder branded by chronic swelling and regular relapses. More serious eczema episodes can be harder to treat.
  • Medications such as steroid ointments and antihistamines might offer assistance from itching.
  • Antihistamine tablets can generally stop the itching of eczema for more severe cases.
  • However, these might also cause sleepiness as a side effect.
  • Some antihistamines can be bought that do not cause sleepiness.
  • Steroids should be applied only with the direction of medical professionals.


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