There are two main types of eczema Authentic DJ Chark Jersey , atopic and contact. Atopic eczema is usually found in folds of skin, such as arm pits, behind knee caps in on the joints of your arm. Atopic eczema is common in individuals who have either a personal or family history of hay fever or asthma as 鈥渁topy鈥?often runs in families. The second type is called contact eczema and this most commonly occurs on the hands and feet.
Eczema affects the skin and is inflammatory, causing the skin to become dry, red Authentic Taven Bryan Jersey , itchy and cracked which in turn can lead to further problems and discomfort. See the symptoms below for more information.
Eczema commonly affects young children at an early age but will often disappear within a year or so, or perhaps as the child reaches teenage years. It can also persist for a longer period of time and in some cases sufferers may not have any symptoms until they reach adulthood. In some cases, individuals develop eczema in later years.
For some however, the condition will be with them long-term, possibly for the duration of their life Authentic Logan Cooke Jersey , and can lead to a lot of discomfort and frustration.
A study in 2009 suggested that cases of eczema were on the rise, increasing by some 40% in the previous four years. It is still not known what exactly causes eczema, nor is there an outright cure for the condition. Atopic eczema is often passed on through generations of a family and sufferers of atopic conditions will often have others in addition to eczema.
What are the symptoms of eczemadermatitis?
The predominant symptom associated with eczema or dermatitis is itching, and the areas of skin affected will also become red, dry Authentic Ronnie Harrison Jersey , flaky and often cracked. The itching may be limited to just one area of the body, such as an arm or hand, or it may be widespread on feet, legs, hands and other areas.
The symptoms will also differ from person-to-person in terms of severity Authentic Gardner Minshew II Jersey , with some having only minor irritation from the itches and subsequent skin damage, while others will have particularly distressing and long-lasting symptoms. One of the issues with eczema is that the more the sufferer itches the affected area, the worse condition that the skin will then be in.
Eczema can be further complicated due to the deterioration of the affected areas of skin. If a sufferer itches a lot, skin can become cracked and open which can lead to infected eczema 鈥?which typically requires doctor prescribed treatment.
Non-medical treatment of eczema
In addition to purchasing specialist creams and seeing your GP, there are other steps that you can take to relieve symptoms of eczema. Additionally Authentic Ryquell Armstead Jersey , it may be possible for you to identify things that trigger your eczema, in which case you can take preventative action.
Areas to concentration on that may make a difference include:
Dehydration can cause skin to become drier than usual. There is evidence to suggest that a lack of hydration can affect cells in your body and trigger eczema, so you may find that keeping yourself hydrated throughout the day can help with your skin condition.
Clothing can also further irritate a sufferers skin, especially if it causes them to become too hot or the fabric itself irritates the skin (e.g. woollen jumpers). Additionally, if you wear gloves at home or in work for tasks such as washing dishes or doing gardening Authentic Quincy Williams II Jersey , then be careful which type you use. Rubber gloves, for example, have been known to irritate skin and thus worsen eczema.
Soaps and shower gels
Pay attention to the soaps, hand wash and shower gels that you use each day. Many mainstream soaps and cosmetics actually cause skin to become drier than before using them, despite sometimes claiming to the contrary. Again Authentic Josh Oliver Jersey , it can differ person-to-person, so if you find your skin is regularly dry in the hours after taking a shower, then look for alternative and perhaps medicated alternatives from your local pharmacy.
Finally, beware of the impact of routine daily activities can have. If you wash your hands in work after going to the toilet for example, ensure you dry your hands properly. Also Authentic Jawaan Taylor Jersey , frequent washing and drying of hands can make eczema on the hands worse so it is important to use a soap substitute.