Eczema: Check out the types, symptoms and treatment of THIS skin disease

Eczema is a serious skin disease that can happen to anyone. Read below to find out what is eczema, how it happens and some treatments that can help improve the condition.
Eczema: Check out the types, symptoms and treatment of THIS skin disease Eczema: Check out the types, symptoms and treatment of THIS skin disease
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When it comes to skincare, all of us make efforts to maintain the smoothness and softness of our skin. But at times some skin disease or itchiness can make the skin worse, and one such disease is eczema. Eczema is uncomfortable and irritating. It often occurs from an unstable immune system and causes scaly, itchy, dry patches of skin. Lack of moisturisation and nourishment, using skin irritants can cause eczema. If you have a dry, itchy and red skin then, there are chances that you might have eczema.


Eczema can usually happen anywhere in your body, but it mostly occurs in the Insides of your elbows, backs of your knees, on the cheeks, behind the ears, hands and feet. If you are someone who is facing skin irritation and issues from a while, then read below to find out some types and treatment for eczema.


Types of Eczema


Atopic Dermatitis: This is a chronic condition, and happens when your immune system reacts drastically in response to an irritant or trigger. 



Irritant Dermatitis: This condition is caused when the skin comes in contact with alkalis, detergents, or acids or due to overexposure to water and cold.



Stasis Dermatitis: This condition usually occurs in the lower legs and is caused because of poor blood circulation in the legs.



Hand Eczema: This only affects your hand. During hand eczema, your hands get red, itchy and dry and form cracks or blisters. It is triggered by exposure to chemicals. 



Neurodermatitis: It is similar to atopic dermatitis and causes thick, scaly patches to pop up on your skin. In this type, thick scaly patches form on your arms, legs, back of your neck, scalp, bottoms of your feet, backs of your hands, or genitals. these patches can be very itchy, especially when you’re relaxed or asleep. Doctors don't know exactly what causes it but can stress can be a trigger. 


Treatment for Eczema:


While there are some medications and lotions that can help you with eczema, but certain lifestyle changes should be incorporated in your routine. 


Use mild soaps and moisturizers:


Mild soaps do not dry out your skin. Applying a moisturizer after a shower keeps your skin hydrated and nourished. 


Take warm showers:


Avoid using hot water for showers. Instead, take warm showers for a short period. Otherwise, it will dry your skin further.


Say no to stress:


Stress often worsens this condition. And hence it's imperative to align your mind, body, and soul to reduce stress. Try meditation, listening to soothing music, and getting a good night’s sleep.




If the air in your home is too dry, get a humidifier because dry air may worsen your condition.

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