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Written by Megan Kinder, with some information gathered from articles on SkinCarePhysicians.com.
Occurring only on the palms of the hands, sides of the fingers, and soles of the feet, this common eczema typically causes a burning or itching sensation and a blistering rash. Some patients say the blisters resemble tapioca pudding.
Infantile Seborrheic Dermatitis vs. Eczema
Written by Megan Kinder, with some information gathered from Cohen S in his "Should we treat infantile seborrhoeic dermatitis with topical antifungals or topical steroids?" article, Sheffield RC, Crawford P, Wright ST, et al in their "Clinical inquiries. What's the best treatment for cradle cap?" article.
Infantile Seborrheic Dermatitis vs. Eczema... Seborrhoeic dermatitis is a condition that can affect infants and cause hard scales on the scalp - often referred to as cradle cap. It also affects adults, starting around puberty and peaking at around 40 years.
Eczema Nummular Treatment
Written by Megan Kinder, with some information gathered from NYTimes.com and other online sources.
According to an article published in the New York Times, those seeking eczema nummular treatment should void triggers that can make your symptoms worse, such as wool, lanolin, and certain foods. Experts do not recommend taking frequent baths - excess bathing and soaps can cause dry skin, which often makes the eczema nummular condition worse.
Seborrheic Dermatitis: Spreads To The Face & Beyond
Written by Megan Kinder
Usually beginning on the scalp as oily, waxy patches, this common type of eczema sometimes spreads to the face and beyond. A severe case, while rare, produces widespread lesions. Like most types of eczema, seborrheic dermatitis tends to flare in cold, dry weather.
Occupational Dermatitis: Caused In The Workplace
Written by Megan Kinder, Dermatitis Information editor. Information sources included SkinCarePhysicians.com as well as in-person interviews.
Occupational dermatitis is not one specific type of eczema. It is any type of eczema caused by a person’s workplace. This distinct classification came about because occupational dermatitis has unique causes and a large number of people develop eczema on the job.
Developing in the lower legs, this common eczema occurs when circulation becomes sluggish. Poor blood flow causes fluids to build up, and the legs swell. Over time, this build up of fluids affects the skin, causing a rash that usually itches, painful sores, as well as thinning and discolored skin. Effective treatment involves treating not only the dermatitis but the circulatory problem as well.
Often appearing after a skin injury, such as a burn, abrasion, or insect bite, the hallmark of this common eczema is unique, coin-shaped (nummular) or oval lesions. One or many patches can develop that may last for weeks or months.
Hand Dermatitis (Eczema)
Hand dermatitis is not one specific type of eczema as is atopic dermatitis or seborrheic dermatitis. Any type of eczema that develops on the hands can be classified as “hand dermatitis.” Why this special classification? Hand dermatitis often has unique causes — frequently job-related — and can require special treatment considerations.
Contact with everyday objects — from shampoo and jewelry to food and water — causes this very common type of eczema. When the contact leads to irritated skin, the eczema is called irritant contact dermatitis. If an allergic reaction develops on the skin after exposure, the eczema is called allergic contact dermatitis.
5 Natural Cure for Eczema
There are all sorts of eczema treatments, some people are told simply not to scratch and many have been given steroid creams. But have you found that after you finish the course of medication, it just keeps coming back? Rather than dampen the symptoms, this article discusses 5 simple steps you can take to get to the root of the problem and beat eczema forever.
The Cause of Eczema: What You Weren't Told
Cork MJ. The importance of skin barrier function. Journal of Dermatological Treatment (1997) 8;S7-S13
No one really knows what causes eczema. However, we do know that people with eczema have skin that is different. Normal skin pretty much takes care of itself, never really causing us too much trouble. It's the largest organ of your body, flexible, relatively waterproof, keeps you warm or cool by regulating body temperature, and protects you from tiny organisms and infections.
How do you get Eczema?
Gathered from medical journals, credible websites, and encyclopedias.
Some common triggers are food, environmental factors, man made things or personal things. Some foods which tend to trigger eczema like eggs, alcohol, nuts, wheat, food additives, etc. Atopic eczema does tend to run in families so the tendency to get eczema, like asthma, is inherited.
There is no single cause of eczema. It probably has a mixture of inherited and environmental causes that act together at different times. You may be born with an increased likelihood of developing eczema, which you inherit from your parents. When you are exposed to environmental factors, such as dust or pollen, this causes eczema to appear.
Genetic factors of Atopic Eczema
Research suggests that atopic eczema is largely an inherited condition. This means that the cause lies in the genes that you inherit from your parents.