Eczema also termed as dermatitis, is one of the common inflammatory skin disorders mostly seen in children. People suffering from Eczema endure symptoms like red, dry, cracked and itchy skin. These symptoms are mostly seen on the face, neck, upper chest, hands, feet and near skin folding. It is basically triggered due to factors like genetics, allergies, infections and others. In most of the cases of Eczema, children outgrow this condition, whereas in very few cases this disorder persists into adulthood. Eczema is neither contagious nor life threatening. In long run, if left untreated it can increase your risk of developing several health issues like asthma, hay fever, viral and bacterial skin infections and others.
Types of Eczema
Eczema is broadly classified into 11 types based on physical appearance and reaction. Each type has unique causes and symptoms and differs from one other.
- Atopic Eczema or Dermatitis
- Allergic Contact Dermatitis
- Dyshidrotic Eczema or pompholyx
- Nummular Eczema
- Seborrheic Dermatitis
- Stasis Dermatitis
- Irritant Eczema
- Xerotic Eczema
- Fungal Infections
Causes of Eczema
Eczema is not raised due to any particular cause but is influenced by a set of factors like genetics and environmental factors. Generally, people with Eczema have over-reactive immune system. When they come in contact with certain triggering substances or condition their immune system overreacts and leads to inflammation. Here are few risk factors that trigger the symptoms of Eczema
- Dry skin
- Irritants and allergens
- Changes within hormones
- Weather changes like cold and dry conditions
- viral, bacterial and fungal infections
- Excess sweating
- Contact with chemical products like soaps, shampoos, perfumes and other cosmetics
- Wearing irritating fabrics
Symptoms of Eczema
Eczema symptoms differ from each individual and type. Here are few commonly noticed symptoms of Eczema
- Red and inflamed skin
- Skin dryness
- Severe itching
- Sensitive skin
Not all people with Eczema have these symptoms, few people may just have flare-ups and not itching and in few people, the rash may thicken and turn into a permanent itch. In long run, the affected skin becomes darker in few people. Rashes in adults may be more severe and scaly when compared to children. Symptoms of Eczema worsen in summer due to sweating and hot temperatures and also in winter due to skin dryness. One can control the symptoms of Eczema by keeping their skin healthy, moist and hygienic.
Homeopathy treatment for Eczema
Homeopathy treatment works as a boon for people suffering from Eczema. It completely eradicates Eczema in long run. In the beginning stages, homeopathy successfully controls the symptoms of Eczema and next it eliminates the risk of eczema by treating overactive immune system and other underlying causes of Eczema. Homeocare international offers most suitable homeopathy treatment for Eczema based on the symptoms, health history and theory of individualization. Homeopathic remedies for Eczema are safe, gentle and suitable for children also.