How to Get Rid of Eczema - Eczema Skin Symptoms


Eczema Skin Symptoms  

       Eczema skin symptoms involve inflammation of the skin which is usually accompanied by severe itching which increases the chances of getting infection. In fact, the itchy skin in eczema is considered to be major condition of atopic dermatitis. Usually a person who suffers from eczema finds it difficult to stop scratching and this in turn causes redness, swelling, cracking, bleeding and finally crusting and scaling of the skin.More...

How To Get Rid Of Eczema

How To Get Rid Of Eczema

Eczema, which is the common name for atopic dermatitis, is a type of skin disorder that is characterized by dryness of the skin along with itching, flaking, redness, blistering, bleeding or oozing. A person can have all the symptoms or just one of them. Symptoms vary from person to person. However, the most common symptoms of eczema are itchiness, redness and bleeding which occurs due to non-stop scratching.

Nearly all treatments for eczema involve reducing the inflammation and relieving the itching. The treatments also look to prevent recurrence in the future. Since eczema has so many possible causes, it is quite difficult to have one standard treatment. However, there are different things that you can do to ease the symptoms which help to get rid of eczema, even if it is for a short while.

One of the best ways to get rid of eczema is to avoid using detergents as much as possible. Detergents tend to have adverse effect on the eczema and increase the symptoms of itchiness and inflammation still further. This primarily is due to the presence of sodium lauryl sulfate present in detergents. Sodium lauryl sulfate is known to increase the penetration of antigens into the skin. More...


Is Eczema Genetic ?

Is Eczema Genetic

People who suffer from eczema are always pondering whether the eczema is genetic or environmental. The answer is that eczema can be both. Basically eczema is a genetic skin disorder that arises after the many genes responsible for eczema are influenced by certain environmental factors. There are many environmental factors that trigger the irritants that aggravate eczema.

It goes without saying that genetic factors play an important role in eczema as it many studies have shown that skin disorders usually run in a family. In 2006, scientists made an important breakthrough where they discovered that changes to a gene called filaggrin were associated with eczema. The scientists are now studying whether the changes in the gene also put children at risk of developing milder forms of eczema, which are quite common. More...




Hair Coloring And Eczema

Hair Coloring And Eczema

Eczema is a type of skin infection or disease wherein the skin gets severely inflamed and begins to itch. The condition is neither life-threatening nor contagious. However, the itchiness causes extreme discomfort and leads to dry and scaly rash. There are many types of eczema but usually what people call eczema is the most common variety of the condition, correctly known as atopic dermatitis. More...


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