Eczema is a skin disorder commonly seen in children and young adults, under this condition skin becomes red, dry, cracked and itchy. People suffering from Eczema are at an increased risk of developing health conditions like asthma and hay fever. Controlling Eczema is very important to avoid these health complications. Several factors raise the risk of eczema and knowing about them is very important.
Today, let us discuss about Eczema, How does eczema affect the skin? What are the possible causes of eczema? Signs and symptoms of eczema? Can eczema be cured and how does homeopathy treat eczema?
Eczema also referred to as dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition, where red rash and tiny blisters appear on the skin. These blisters sometimes weep and ooze and further leads to thickened plaques. Eczema affects different areas of the skin like face, neck, upper chest, hands, feet, back of knees and others. This condition is mainly seen in children and most of them outgrow it in later stages, whereas few of them may face this even in adulthood. People with eczema are at an increased risk of developing allergies. Eczema is not contagious and does not spread from one person to other through contact.
Types of Eczema
Based on physical appearance and symptoms, eczema is classified into different types, namely
- Atopic Dermatitis
- Contact Dermatitis
- Dyshidrotic Dermatitis
- Nummular Dermatitis
- Seborrheic Dermatitis
- Stasis Dermatitis
- Irritant Eczema
- Xerotic Eczema
- Fungal Infections
Each type has unique symptoms and causes. Among these above types, Atopic eczema is most commonly seen. Knowing about different types of eczema, their triggers and which types you are suffering is very important and also helps in quick recovery.
Causes of Eczema?
No single factor can cause eczema, instead, it is caused due to several factors. Both genetics and environmental factors are said to play a crucial role in the development of eczema. Here are few common causes of eczema
- Dry skin
- Contact with allergens and irritants
- Hormonal changes
- Excess sweating
- Cold and dry weather conditions
Other than above causes, eczema is also triggered due to factors like certain foods, smoking, usage of harsh soaps and detergents and wearing rough and irritating fabrics.
Symptoms of Eczema?
As discussed above symptoms of Eczema differ from each individual based on age, severity and types. Here are few common symptoms of eczema
- Red and inflamed rash
- Visibility of red coloured scales on the skin
- Severe itching
- Crusting and oozing of blisters
- Excess dry skin
- Skin darkening
How does homeopathy treatment work for Eczema?
Homeopathy controls eczema successfully without any side effects. Homeopathy firstly controls symptoms of eczema and in later stages, it eradicates the risk of eczema effectively. Homeopathy also corrects immunity disorders and aims at overall wellbeing. Homeocare International treats Eczema using constitutional homeopathy treatment, it works by correcting the roots of eczema. Homeopathic remedies prescribed by professional homeopaths are safe to use for children as they are free from adverse side effects and at the same time are also mild and effective.