Types of Eczema

Eczema is a common medical problem which causes the skin to become itchy and turn red. If you have this condition, you might notice other symptoms, including the formation of fluid-filled blisters, scaling, cracking and general inflammation. Here is a short discussion on the various forms of this skin condition to help you understand their differences.

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is the most common related skin disease, and it is related to hereditary factors. People with asthma or hay fever are also often affected by dermatitis. In some individuals, the disease can develop due to skin defects. If you are affected, you will notice damaged skin around the inner elbows, hands, feet and inner knees.

Dyshidrotic Condition

The dyshidrotic skin condition causes the formation of itchy, red blisters. These defects occur around the foot soles, fingers, toes and palms. The blisters are fluid-filled, and you will experience pain, flaking and itching if you are affected.

Contact Dermatitis

Dermatitis or skin inflammation can occur due to contact with triggers. If you experience itching, pain, and redness when you have contact with certain materials, you probably have contact dermatitis. The common irritants include paint, pesticides, solvents, and bleach. Allergic dermatitis is a variant condition, and the triggers are materials such as certain fabrics, topical antibiotics, and poison ivy.

Neurodermatitis

Neurodermatitis is a condition which primarily affects women between the age of twenty and fifty. In general, the problem starts as a localized itch or a sting. When this area is scratched, the skin around it becomes itchy. This itch-scratch cycle continues causing the damage to spread and the skin to become leathery.
Stasis Dermatitis

Individuals with poor circulation or weak blood vessels are likely to experience stasis dermatitis. When the condition develops, fluid will leak out of the veins. As a result, the skin will become red, itchy and inflamed, particularly around the ankles. If the case is severe, the skin might start oozing, and ulcers will develop.

Seborrhoea or Dandruff

Dandruff causes the formation of skin flakes on areas with hair, including the mustache, eyebrows, scalp, and beard. The condition occurs due to skin dryness and the overgrowth of yeast.

If you are experiencing the outlined symptoms or suspect that you have any eczema, consult us for diagnosis of the condition and subsequent treatment.

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