What is Eczema?

Eczema is a type of skin sensitivity that causes inflammation of the skin

What is Eczema?It usually appears on the face, wrists, hands, back of the knees and feet. The affected area of the skin is red, dry, scaly, rough and thick. Eczema is very uncomfortable and irritating because it is very itchy. Until now, the specific cause of eczema is still unknown. Studies show that eczema is hereditary and can be triggered by environmental factors that make the immune system overactive and results to skin inflammation.

Types of Eczema

• Atopic Dermatitis

This is the most common type of eczema. Atopic dermatitis is usually associated with asthma and hay fever. Research shows that atopic dermatitis may be hereditary because it is common in families. Most of the time babies and young children are affected but it can also develop in any age.

• Contact Dermatitis

This kind of eczema usually affects adults. However, it can still occur in any age. As the name imply, it is caused by having contact with an irritating substance that triggers the skin inflammation. Detergents and soaps are the most common example of irritating substances.

• Seborrheic Eczema

Seborrheic eczema or also known as Seborrheic Dermatitis commonly affects the scalp. It is commonly known as dandruff in adults and cradle cap for infants. It can also show in the face, chest and back.

• Dyshidriotic Eczema

This skin condition presents small blisters on the soles of the feet and hands. These blisters are very itchy and usually appear on the sides of the toes and fingers.

• Nummular Eczema

Nummular eczema or also known as nummular dermatitis or discoid eczema is a skin condition that shows coin-shaped or circular patches on the affected skin.

If you are concerned about any changes to your skin or abnormalities and you are not sure what it is, best practice to seek advice from a specialist.

There are a number of excellent products available to assist people deal with Eczema as can be seen in this example: http://aqilivehealthy.com/sensitive/testimonial-baby-skin-care-shampoo-eczema/

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