Eczema is chronic skin inflammation (dermatitis) that causes severe itching and discomfort. Although it is often called atopic dermatitis, there are other types of eczema that can confuse most people. The following descriptions of the types of eczema will help bring clarity.
This is the most common type of eczema that is characterized by inflammation and itching that comes and goes. Exact causes of eczema are unknown, but it tends to run in families and affects people who have allergic conditions. The condition may start at infancy (infantile eczema), but in children, eczema can develop at any age. Baby eczema tends to develop before the age of one. Symptoms of eczema may be worsened by exposure to certain foods, soaps, perfumes, molds, and other environmental irritants.
Contact eczema is a local reaction that causes itching, burning and redness on areas of the skin that have come into contact with a substance to which one has been sensitized. A common example is the skin reaction that occurs when perfume touches the skin and causes a localized redness and itching. This is a common type of adult eczema that occurs in those who have a known history of allergies.
Seborrheic eczema is marked by the appearance of scaly, oily and yellowish areas in the face, scalp and other areas of the body. Baby eczema looks like dandruff on the scalp and is called cradle cap. Skin inflammation may also affect the cheeks and the nasal folds, but itching may be absent. Symptoms of eczema may be triggered by oily skin and stress. Adult eczema may be associated with AIDS.
Nummular eczema appears as coin-shaped patches of irritation on the skin, usually affecting the arms, buttocks, back, and legs. Crusting, scaling, and extreme itching occurs. This type of adult eczema is not common and tends to affects mostly elder men.
Also called lichen simplex chronicus, neurodermatitis is a chronic condition caused by a small, localized itch that becomes severely irritated after being scratched. It affects women more than men, and is more frequent at 20 to 50 years of age. Scaling and crusting of skin is common on the head, wrists, forearms, and lower legs. Over time, these skin patches become thick and leathery. Stress often exacerbates the symptoms of eczema.
This skin irritation affects the lower legs of middle-aged and elderly individuals who have a circulatory problem (venous insufficiency). Symptoms include itching and reddish-brown skin discoloration on the legs. Chronic circulatory problems can lead to edema (fluid buildup) in the legs, which can cause blistering and oozing of the skin, leading to ulcer formation.
Dyshidrotic eczema affects the skin of the hands and soles of the feet, which develop clear, itchy blisters that burn. It often occurs during spring and summer.
Different treatments are recommended for different types of eczema depending on some factors such as the condition, severity, skin sensitivity and drug allergies. Increasingly, patients are seeking alternative natural treatments such as that of Emu Oil.
The topical application of Emu Oil and consumption of Emu Oil Capsules is a scientifically proven remedy for eczema and psoriasis. Emu Oil, derived from the flightless native bird of Australia, has been used by the Aborigines as part of their medicinal traditions for centuries to cure many ailments. They used it for skin problems as well as wounds and injuries. With modern refining methods, modern scientists have been able to preserve the active ingredients in emu oil to deliver the powerful anti-inflammatory properties and emu oil is suitable for all skin types because it is All Natural and contains No Preservatives, No Additives, No Petrochemicals.
EMUDERM™ Emu Oil maximises therapeutic properties of emu oil, it is
- Made in Australia
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And helps to:
- Reduce Inflammation
- Relieve Pain
- Reduce Itch
- Reduce Scars
- Repairs Skin
- Superbly Moisturize