Eczema - pictures

Eczema - pictures

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Eczema - It is a general term for several types of inflamed skin, also known as dermatitis. The most common form of eczema is atopic dermatitis (some people use these two terms interchangeably). However, there are many different forms of eczema. Eczema can affect people of any age, although it occurs most often in infants, approximately 85% of people have an onset before 5 years.

Eczema - Signs, symptoms and causes

- Doctors do not know the exact cause of eczema is a skin defect that affects its function as a barrier, possibly combined with an abnormal function of the immune system is believed to be important factors unite.

Some forms of eczema can be triggered by substances that come into contact with skin, such as soaps, cosmetics, clothing, detergents, jewelry, or sweat. Environmental allergens (substances that cause allergic reactions) may also cause outbreaks of eczema. Changes in temperature or humidity, or even psychological stress-induced, can lead to eczema outbreaks in some people.

Eczema is reddened skin symptoms, eating or burns, although eczema varies from person to person and varies depending on the type of eczema is intense .Mancarimea generally the first symptom in most people with eczema. Sometimes, eczema may lead to blisters and lesions, but can also lead to dry skin and scaly.

While any region of the body can be affected by eczema in children and adults, eczema typically occurs on the face, neck, and the insides of the elbows, knees and ankles. In infants, eczema typically occurs on the forehead, cheeks, forearms, legs, scalp, and neck.

Eczema can sometimes occur as a brief reaction that only leads to symptoms for a few hours or days, but in other cases, symptoms may persist longer, they are referred to as chronic dermatitis


Eczema - Treatment

Objectives for the treatment of eczema are to prevent itching, inflammation and worsening. Treatment of eczema may involve both lifestyle and drug use. Treatment is always based on the individual's age, general health status, and the type and severity of the disease.

Keeping better moisturized skin by the application of creams or ointments (with a low water and a high content of oil), and to avoid over - bathing.