different types of eczema
The most common of eczema types is Atopic eczema, and it has been linked with asthma and hay fever. People of all ages can be affected, but there seems to be a trend for it within some families.
A common symptom is itchiness that can become very uncomfortable. The skin has an overall dryness, can become very red, and highly inflamed.
Persistent scratching only worsens the condition and can cause skin infections. If infected, the skin can weep and have cracks in it. Skin hydration must be maintained.
Tea Tree Oil, one of nature's most effective emollients, can be used for both skin hydration and to reduce inflammation.You'll find it in our favorite lotion along with Malaysian glycerin.
Another benefit is that tea tree oil is anti-bacterial and helps greatly in preventing many skin infections.
Allergic Contact Eczema
The Allergic Contact Eczema results when the body has a reaction to a skin contact with substances that the immune system finds unacceptable.
The reaction may be immediate, or can develop over an extended period of time. Some of the typical substances are nickel, perfumes, cloth, rubber, and tin.
Some of the offending substances may be found of the commonest of items, such as rings, buckles, the buttons on clothes, watches, and other jewelry.
Once a reaction to any particular substance has been known, every attempt to contact that substance should be made.
Irritant Contact Eczema
Irritant Contact Eczema is caused by contact with substance that could be encountered daily, such as soaps, certain chemicals, and detergents.
Hairdressers and beauticians often find themselves with rashes and inflamed skin. As with the atopic type, keeping the skin moist can help in preventing an outbreak.
Herbal products containing essential oils, unlike remedies containing drugs, and can be used often during the day without any adverse side affects.
Infantile Seborrhoeic Eczema
Infantile Seborrheic Eczema can be very common for children under 1 year of age. The reason for this condition, also called cradle cap is not fully understood.
While it is not considered to be serious and causes the baby no unwell feelings, it can be treated with tea tree oil products to help clear the condition.
It usually lasts only a few months. The same Tea Tree Oil product that is used for diaper rash can also be used for this type of condition as well.
Infantile and Adult Seborrheic eczema types have a few similarities, but are different types.
Adult Seborrhoeic Eczema
Adult Seborrheic Eczema can be more serious than the infant version. It can be found in the scalp and can spread to the face, ears, neck, and chest.
The skin becomes inflamed, red, and can flake. Using a product, like Tea Tree Oil, that can hydrate the skin while also protecting against infections.
Varicose Eczema is a condition found in the lower leg. People in their middle to late years are found most likely to encounter this condition.
Poor circulation is suspected. The ankles are most often affected and if the skin is left untreated, ulcers can develop.
Typical treatment is an emollient, especially one that can improved the general health of the skin.
Among eczema types, Discoid Eczema most often is an adult condition. It appears as a small, coin shaped redness of the skin.
Most often it is found on the trunk or lower legs. These can erupt or weep. Emollients are a usual treatment, but care should be taken that the skin does not become infected. A good lotion with tea tree oil can help prevent infection and soothe the eczema.
This is not an exhaustive list of eczema types, and as with any medical concerns, always consult your physician for medical advice and treatment.
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