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Eczema Treatment

What is Eczema?

Eczema is a general term for a set of chronic skin conditions caused by inflammation. It is a common skin condition that affects millions of people in the United States.  Some types of eczema can also blister, leak fluid, crack, or peel. It is a term used for several different types of skin swelling.

 

What Does Eczema Mean?

The term Eczema, also called dermatitis, is a medical term which is commonly used to describe a skin condition and is a word that means irritated skin. In most cases, this skin condition is a type of dermatitis or an inflammation of the epidermis. The epidermis is the most outer layer of an individual’s skin. Eczema is normally a persistent skin condition that causes dryness of the skin or rashes of the skin.

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Is Eczema contagious?

Eczema is not contagious, which means that a person cannot catch it or pass it onto another person. It often runs in families, but it is not contagious

In children, eczema is more common in “bending” areas such as the insides of the elbows and backs of the knees.

In babies, eczema is usually worst on the face, neck, and scalp.

Eczema can be an itchy nuisance and cause scratching that makes the problem worse.

 

Problems Associated with This Eczema

Although eczema can be annoying and uncomfortable for kids, its emotional impact can become the most significant problem later especially during the preteen and teen years, when your child will need to take responsibility for following the prevention and treatment strategies.

Eczema can also be triggered by environmental factors like smoke and pollen.

People with eczema often cycle through long periods of symptom-free remission, followed by brief flare-ups that can be severe.

In adults, eczema often affects the neck, upper body, wrists and hands, and the skin around the eyes.

 

What Are the Different Types of Eczema?

Atopic Eczema

The first type of Eczema is known as Atopic Eczema. Atopic eczema can occur all over the body but is most common on the hands (especially fingers), the insides of the elbows or backs of the knees, and the face and scalp in children.

Contact Dermatitis

The second type of Eczema is known as Contact Dermatitis. Contact dermatitis has two main types: allergic and irritant. Allergic contact dermatitis normally results from a deferred reaction to an allergen. Irritant contact dermatitis results from a direct reaction from some sort of component such as a type of soap. Irritant contact dermatitis is responsible for about three quarters of all contact Eczema cases. Contact dermatitis is the most common skin disease today.

Xerotic Eczema

The third type of Eczema is known as Xerotic Eczema. Xerotic Eczema is also known as; asteatotic, craquele, or winters itch. Xerotic is a breakout where an individual has severe cases of dry skin. What happens in Xerotic Eczema is that the area of dry skin becomes so extreme and severe that the breakout turns in to Xerotic Eczema. This condition can become more severe during cold winter weather. In most cases of Xerotic Eczema, an individual’s arms, legs, and core area are the regions most affected by this type of Eczema.

Seborrheic Dermatitis

The fourth type of Eczema is known as Seborrheic Dermatitis. This type of Eczema is commonly related to dandruff. Seborrheic Eczema causes an individual to have greasy scalp, flaking or peeling of the scalp, flaking or peeling of the eyebrows, flaking and peeling of the face, and flaking and peeling of the trunk in some individuals. This type of Eczema is harmless for the most part, unless this type of Eczema occurs on an infant and develops into severe cradle cap.

Those are the most common types of Eczema. There are other types of this condition, but these types are less common.

A Natural Eczema Treatment That May Help You

We believe that many skin conditions can be dealt with and handled with proper nutrition. All body organs need proper nutrition and the skin happens to be the largest organ of all, about 22 square feet. Because is an organ and is the largest one, it needs proper nutrition.

In our office, we offer a personalized health improvement program called Nutrition Response Testing.

Nutrition Response Testing addresses your own body’s imbalances and corrects its operation – safely, naturally and effectively. When you put it to work along with your health improvement program, your body quickly starts returning to that wonderful state of balance.

We offer a free consultation with one of our Nutrition Response Testing practitioners’ specialists that can help you answer some of the questions you may have about this condition.

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