Eczema is a skin disorder commonly seen in children and sometimes in elders too. Eczema is usually defined as a raised red rash along with itching and skin roughness. Though it is most common in children but also affects people of all age groups and genders. It is a chronic issue and flares up periodically or as a reaction pattern to some triggering factors. Though Eczema is not a contagious issue, treating it is very important as if left untreated, it increases your risk of several health illnesses like asthma, hay fever and other skin allergies. Homeopathy works very proficiently in controlling Eczema.
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Eczema (Dermatitis) is a chronic skin condition wherein patches of skin become red, inflamed and rough. Few people may also notice tiny blisters which may weep and ooze. Eczema can affect any part of the body and is mostly seen in areas like face, neck, upper chest, hands, feet and also behind the knees. Eczema mainly develops in early childhood and is very common in children with a family history of Eczema. Few people even endure these symptoms in adulthood and few others outgrow it. It also raises the risk of several allergic conditions.
Types of Eczema
Eczema affects us in several different forms with different symptoms, appearance and risk factors. Here I have mentioned a few types of Eczema, each one differs from other in causes, symptoms, and appearance
- Atopic Eczema/Dermatitis
- Contact Eczema/Dermatitis
- Dyshidrotic Dermatitis
- Irritant Eczema
- Xerotic Eczema
- Nummular Dermatitis
- Seborrheic Dermatitis
- Stasis Dermatitis
- Fungal infections
What are the causes of Eczema?
Eczema is not triggered due to any single factors, but several factors together can raise the risk of eczema. Below are a few factors which act as risk factors for Eczema
- Hereditary/Family history
- Dry skin
- Cold/hot weather
- Immunity disorders
- Coming into contact with allergens, irritants and chemical products
- Infections due to virus and bacteria
What are the symptoms of Eczema?
As discussed earlier, each type of Eczema has different symptoms and severity. Here are few common signs of Eczema
- Red, inflamed and itchy skin
- Visibility of blisters which may crust and ooze
- Dry and sensitive skin
- Darkening of the skin
- Rough skin
The severity of symptoms varies greatly, and they worsen with environmental changes i.e. in summer due to sweating and hot temperatures and also in winter due to excess skin dryness.
Homeopathy treatment for Eczema?
Homeopathy treatment for Eczema works proficiently by controlling the roots of the problem. It uses natural remedies and is safe, side effects free and can even be used for children and infants. Most importantly homeopathy treatment for Eczema not focuses on suppressing the symptoms but aims at providing long-term relief and also eliminates the risk of its re-occurrence.