If you have eczema, you probably don’t think of it as useful or positive. But recent research may give you a reason to be thankful for eczema.
Eczema, also known as dermatitis, is a skin condition that causes red, swollen and itchy patches on your skin. The most common form of eczema is atopic dermatitis. It can be triggered by allergens,such as household dust mites. It is most common in babies and young children and can disappear or lessen in severity as children mature into adults. It normally appears on the neck, wrists, ankles and other areas of the body that bend. According to the National Eczema Association, over 30 million people in the United States have some form of eczema. Although there is no cure for eczema, with treatment it is manageable.
A study completed at the King’s College in London found that having eczema triggers an immune reaction that rids the body of potentially cancerous cells from the skin. It might, therefore, reduce the risk of skin cancer....
Definition Dyshidrotic eczema is a condition in which small, itchy blisters develop on the hands and feet. Alternative Names Dyshidrosis; Pompholyx Causes, incidence, and risk factors This blistering type of eczema is twice as common in women than men. People are more likely to develop dyshidrotic eczema when: They are under stress They have allergies, such as hayfever Their hands are often in water or moist They do cement work or other work that exposes their hands to chromium, cobalt, nickel The cause is unknown. The condition seems to appear during certain times of the year.
Eczema - nummular; Nummular dermatitis
Avoid 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 condition worse.
Your doctor may recommend skin lotions, soaps, or moist bandages to soothe scaly, dry, or healing areas. Antihistamines taken by mouth may relieve itching.
Persons with severe symptoms may be given prescription skin ointments that contain tar, corticosteroids, or immunosuppressive drugs. In rare, severe cases, the doctor may prescribe more powerful corticosteroids to be taken by mouth or injection.
Nummular eczema is a long-term (chronic) condition. Medical treatment and avoiding irritants can help reduce symptoms.
A secondary infection of the skin may develop.
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