Latest Articles About Eczema
What Is Hand Eczema?
Hand eczema causes moderate to severe itching and redness. Also known as dermatitis, this form of skin rash occurs as a result of self inflicted injury or repetitive physical activity. Hand eczema occurs in men, women and adults and children of all ages. Generally, the condition harms older age grou ...
What is Eczema?
Eczema is a group of skin conditions that are caused by a defect in the filaggrin gene which is responsible for how the skin is formed and how it functions. Eczema sufferers have a weakened epidermal layer which makes them susceptible to developing eczema and allergies. Atopic Eczema Eczema can take
Types of Eczema: Dyshidrosis
Eczema is a condition that generally refers to any skin inflammation. It is characterized by itching, redness, dryness and scaly vesicular lesions. Dyshidrotic eczema, or simply dyshidrosis, is a recurrent and chronic type of eczema characterized by outgrowths of small, bubble-like lesions called ve ...
Types of Eczema: Discoid Eczema
Eczema, or dermatitis, generally refers to any inflammation of the skin. Discoid eczema is a type of dermatitis characterized by round or oval, extremely itchy rashes over the extremities. Since discoid eczema has the same size and shape as small coins, the condition also goes by the name nummular ( ...
Types of Eczema: Dermatitis Herpetiformis
Eczema refers to any skin inflammation. A type of eczema called dermatitis herpetiformis is an autoimmune disorder characterized by intensely itchy, raised, red rashes and blisters, usually grouped on the extensor surfaces of elbows, knees, buttocks and the back. The condition is closely associated ...
Types of Eczema: Autoeczematization
Autoeczematization is a type of eczema that is caused by another infection or eczema which is on other parts of the body. It may begin with a rash, blisters, itching or pustules. Autoeczematization can affect any part of the body, but will most often begin on the arms and legs and then spread to oth ...
Types of Eczema: Xerotic Eczema
There are many different types of eczema. One type of eczema that many people suffer from during the fall and winter months is Xerotic Eczema. This type of eczema occurs when the skin becomes abnormally dry and itchy. During the winter months, it is harder to maintain the moisture in the skin due to
Types of Eczema: Contact Dermatitis
Eczema is a term used to describe various forms of dermatitis. Contact dermatitis is a specific type of disorder that causes irritation after the skin has been exposed to a particular substance. Contact dermatitis is further divided into two subtypes: irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact
Types of Eczema: Atopic Eczema
Atopic eczema is also referred to as atopic dermatitis. It is a form of eczema including symptoms such as red, itchy, flaky, inflamed and crusty skin. Flare ups of this type of eczema are generally caused by allergens and histamines. Causes of Atopic Eczema Flare Ups The cause of this particular ecz ...
Types of Eczema: Venous Eczema
Eczema, also called dermatitis, is any inflammatory skin condition. Venous eczema, which is also known as stasis dermatitis, is a rather common condition affecting the lower extremities of the over-50 age group afflicted with chronic venous insufficiency. Cause of Venous Eczema Normal veins have one ...