Eczema

Introduction

Eczema is a common inflammatory skin disorder that affects people all over the world. Skin areas become scaly, dry, itchy, and red as a result of the disease.

The 7 varieties are as follows:
  • Atopic dermatitis (the most common one)
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Dyshidrotic eczema
  • Nummular eczema
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Stasis dermatitis

Eczema is neither a transmissible nor a deadly disease. In fact, it does not harm the rest of your body in any manner. The catch is, it can be painful. Typically, it's a composition of the immune system, genetics, and environmental triggers. Numerous factors can exacerbate eczema.

It is widespread amongst children and is less noticed in adults. Approximately 10-25% of children and 10-20% of adults are at risk. 50% of children are likely to suffer from eczema before turning 1, whereas more than 85% get this skin condition within 5 years of age. The bright side is that by the age of 12, most youngsters will have recovered from their illness.

Symptoms

Note that the signs of eczema may differ for children and adults. Neck, elbow, knees, feet are some of the most prone areas. Eczema usually starts with an itch.

Though the symptoms vary due to different kinds of this disease, some "common symptoms of eczema" includes:

  • Dryness
  • Itchiness
  • Inflammation
  • Red rashes
  • Bumps
  • Swelling
  • Crusting
  • Skin flushing

There is a fair probability that you might experience all of the mentioned symptoms or just a few of them.

Causes

Research suggests that people with depression, asthma, and hay fever are highly likely to get eczema.

Multiple reasons can cause atopic dermatitis:

  • Skin irritants such as soap bars, detergents, paints, perfumes, etc.
  • Nuts and dairy products can aggravate eczema, and as a matter of fact, it can really worsen it.
  • Environmental factors like dust, smoke, and pollen can significantly beget eczema
  • Family history of dermatitis can be one of the eminent reasons
  • Low humidity in the weather can result in dry and itchy skin

How can 7dmc help?

Our health professionals would prescribe you a perfect course of treatment, from managing the symptoms to treating severe skin conditions. The dermatologist would physically examine your skin and analyze your medical records.

Some of the particular tests which our medical experts can advise are:

  • Blood tests to look for eosinophils’ levels and IgE antibodies
  • Skin biopsy to examine the skin sample
  • Allergy skin testing
  • Patch testing
  • Buccal swabs

Other examinations can be ordered to detect other diseases accompanying eczema.