Saturday, January 23, 2010

Eczema Skin Disorder Symptoms Treatments

Eczema skin disease which is also called atoptic dermatitis is an itchy, inflammatory skin disease found on the tender area of the elbows, knees, wrist, and neck. Eczema is a skin condition such as psoriasis and dandruff, there is still a lot about eczema that's still a mystery.

There are a few different types of eczema: - Atopic eczema, Xerotic eczema, Discoid eczema

Dry skin, Exposure to environmental irritants, Exposure to water, Stress, Temperature changes, Blisters with oozing and crusting, Dry, leathery skin areas, Ear discharge or bleeding, Intense itching, Rash

In children younger than age 2, skin lesions begin on the cheeks, elbows, or knees
In adults, the rash is more commonly seen on the inside of the knees and elbows
Raw areas of the skin from scratching

Skin coloring changes - more or less coloring than the normal skin tone

Skin redness or inflammation around the blisters

The inflammation causes the skin to become itchy and scaly. Long-term irritation and scratching can cause the skin to thicken and can have a leather-like texture. Eczema is most common in infants, and at least half of those cases clear by age 3.

Moisturize frequently, Avoid sudden changes in temperature or humidity, and avoid sweating or overheating, Reduce stress, Avoid scratchy materials, Avoid harsh soaps, detergents, and solvents.

Foods to avoid are: - Seafood, Peanuts, Milk, and Eggs

Chemicals to Avoid: - Dishwashing detergent, any surface cleaner, Bug Spray, Makeup, Perfume

Take a vitamin C supplement daily, which can help healing.

Mix one cup of oatmeal with some water and apply it on the affected areas.

Use Calendula to treat inflammation and infection of the skin.

Aromatherapy can also have very good results, especially if you use essential oils like lavender and chamomile.

Vitamins E and zinc are needed for healthy skin and repair. You can take these supplements orally and you can also apply them to your skin for better relief.

1 comment:

  1. Awww...these photos make me feel so sad as I am reminded how bad our little boy's skin was from the time he was a baby until he was three. We tried so many meds and creams to help him - but it wasn't until he started taking Bellyboost chewable probiotics that he has been helped! My dad told me about them and we knew we needed something to really help him get well - and it has been a huge miracle in our life! I really really recommend these to anyone who is going through this. It was so hard as a parent to not be able to help - and now we are just so thankful. (we also use olive oil in the bath for moisturizer and it is wonderful)!!! I hope that this helps others who might be suffering. Thanks!


Popular Posts