Eczema and Other Skin Conditions
Eczema is a skin condition that leads to patches, itchiness, roughness, and cracked skin. Some types of Eczema may also cause blisters. The typical type of Eczema is Atopic dermatitis. It is a collection of conditions that involve the immune system. It triggers asthma and hay fever and, other allergy-related skin inflammation.
Symptoms of Eczema
The symptoms of Eczema and other skin conditions depend on the severity of the case. Symptoms include:
- Dry skin
- Scaly skin
- Skin flushing
- Open wounds
- Crusted or weeping sores
Infant eczema symptoms may include:
- Rashes on cheeks and scalp
- Rashes the bubble up before leaking fluid
- Rashes that causes itchiness and leads to trouble in sleeping
Childhood eczema symptoms include:
- Rashes that appear behind the creases of knees and elbows
- Rashes on the neck, ankles, wrists, legs, and buttocks
- Skin thickening that may lead to itching
Eczema Symptoms in adults include:
- Scaly rashes
- Rashes in the knees, elbows, nape, and neck
- Rashes all over the body
- Dry skin on the affected areas
- Permanent itchy rashes and other skin infections
Seven Types of Eczema
- Atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis starts in childhood and often gets milder by adulthood. Atopic dermatitis is part of what doctors call the atopic triad. It includes rash formation in the creases of your elbows or knees. Atopic dermatitis happens when the skin becomes weak.
- Contact dermatitis. It is typically red and irritated skin due to the allergens in the substances you touch. Irritant contact dermatitis starts when a chemical or other substance irritates your skin.
- Dyshidrotic Eczema. It is typical in women than men. It causes blisters to form on your hands and feet.
- Hand eczema. It affects your hand. The risk factors for hand eczema are those who work in hairdressing and cleaning using chemicals.
- Neurodermatitis. Neurodermatitis is similar to atopic dermatitis. It causes thick, scaly patches to pop up on your skin. These patches can be very itchy.
- Nummular Eczema. It causes round spots to form on your skin. It can itch a lot and may become scaly.
- Stasis dermatitis. It happens when fluid leaks out of weakened veins into your skin. It leads to swelling, pain, redness, and severe itching. Stasis dermatitis occurs in people who have blood flow problems in their lower legs.
Treatment for Eczema and Other Skin Conditions
Seek recommendations from your doctor or dermatologist for proper treatment. Your medical provider may give topical medications to reduce the adverse symptoms.