Skin problems are very uncomfortable and can affect the skin as well as a person's self esteem. Find out what are eczemas and how to treat them so you skin will appear smooth, silky and healthy.
Skin problems have always made people feel self conscious and uncomfortable. They can be very unpleasant and unaesthetic depending on the type of the skin problem. One common skin problem, which needs dermatological treatment is the eczema.
Eczemas are a form of dermatitis which affect the skin causing redness, swelling, excessive dryness, flaking, blistering or cracking skin. They are similar to rashes and can occur on any part of the body and can be triggered by stress, allergies to different foods or substances.
There are several types of eczemas like:
Atopic dermatitis is believed to be hereditary. It is characterized by an itchy rash on the head, neck, elbows and knees. It is considered to be the most common form of eczemas.
Contact dermatitis which can be caused by an allergic reaction to a substance. There are two types of contact dermatitis: allergic and irritant depending on how soon the reaction appears.
Seborrheic dermatitis causes greasy peeling skin.
Neurodermatitis is similar to the atopic dermatitis only the itching sensation is more intense. The itching will get worst if scratched. Scratching can cause scars on the skin.
Dyschidrotic dermatitis usually occurs on the hands and feet. The rash can form inflammated blisters that give an itching and burning sensation. The nails can also be affected by the eczema becoming more thick and discolored.
These are only a few types of eczemas which cannot be distinguished and treated without the proper medicine. The best way to get rid of any type of skin problems is by contacting a physician.
It is recommended to visit a dermatologist to determine the type of eczema your are suffering from and be prescribed medication and creams if needed. There are several medicines available for treating eczemas depending on it's type.
To sooth the itching and the burning sensation use cold compresses.