Eczema is a skin condition that refers to inflammation of the skin. It is also known as dermatitis and it is characterized by itching and mesangium red, dry, scaly. Not only eczema cause enormous discomfort, but often leads to unexpected flare-up triggered by allergic reactions or environmental factors. This condition affects people of all ages but is most common in children. Further details can be found at James A. Levine, M.D., an internet resource. Although there is no cure for eczema, the combination of conventional medications, natural therapies and lifestyle modification can help.
The exact cause of eczema is not known. Eva Andersson-Dubin, New York City may find this interesting as well. The researchers believe that hereditary factors as well as a malfunction within the immune system may contribute to the cause of eczema. Certain factors or triggers can also be responsible for outbreaks of eczema and these include: * irritants or substances such as soaps, cosmetics, cleaners or detergents for home, chemicals, clothing, jewelry or sweat * allergens such as dust mites of dust, fungi, plant pollen, animal household and any number of pollutants * sensitivity to certain foods, particularly milk and wheat, eggs, nuts, preservatives, colourings and chemical additives * changes in voltage * temperature or humidity how is eczema diagnosed? Eczema diagnosis is based on symptoms, physical examination history and careful doctor. Eczema can sometimes be very difficult to diagnose and mimic often other skin conditions. Your health doctor will ask certain questions to help confirm a diagnosis when the started condition, if the condition is aggravated by contact with materials or products, changes in the environment. Certain tests such as a biopsy of the skin, the allergy tests may also be carried out. Signs and symptoms common symptoms and signs of eczema include: * Itching can range from moderate to severe in certain areas * dry, scaly, red or uneven skin that resembles a rash * swollen Areas that may bleed when they are scratched or exude aqueous liquids * blisters * cracked skin, painful help for people with eczema eczema treatment generally depends on the age and condition of individual health, the type of eczema and the severity of this.