Eczema or dermatitis is a common skin allergy that affects thousands of people. Dermatitis is also referred to as eczema, atopic dermatitis, atopic eczema. It typically starts in early childhood and can continue throughout adulthood. Fortunately, Skin and Vein offers eczema treatment that you can trust!
What Causes Eczema?
There are many causes of eczema including health conditions, genetic factors, and irritants. Each type of dermatitis can look different and tends to occur on different parts of the body. Before determining how to treat eczema, it is helpful to know what type you are dealing with.
How to Treat Eczema: Types, Symptoms & Onset
Atopic dermatitis or eczema usually starts in infancy, and a red, itchy rash commonly shows up where the skin flexes, such as the elbows, the front of the neck, and behind the knees. It can leak fluid and crust over when scratched. It can be caused by allergies, and is often seen in families with members who have allergies, hay fever, or who also suffer from eczema symptoms.
Contact dermatitis occurs on parts of the body that have come in contact with substances that cause irritation or an allergic reaction. These irritants can include poison ivy, jewelry containing nickel, cleaning products, perfumes, and cosmetics. This rash may sting, itch, or burn, and may develop blisters.
Seborrheic dermatitis cause a red rash accompanied by oily, yellowish scales usually on the scalp, and the face, especially around the nose and ears. It is a common cause of dandruff and is known as “cradle cap” in infants. It commonly occurs in people with oily skin or hair, and may come and go as the seasons change. Additionally, heredity likely plays a role in this condition.
These types of eczema can be long lasting and painful, so it is important to be seen by an experienced physician, who can show you how to treat eczema properly.
Call The Skin & Vein Center today at 800-400-VEIN to schedule an appointment to stop the itch of dermatitis.
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