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What Is Eczema And Its Medication?

March 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 169

Eczema is a general term for conditions that involve or develop to skin inflammation. From the Greek term meaning "to boil over", eczema is a form of dermatitis as well. In the medical terms, you can distinguish between dermatitis and eczema in that the former is an acute condition or one that has recently occurred and not yet grave and the latter is already chronic, meaning that the illness has been occurring for a long time already. There are actually different types of eczema. The types may range from contact dermatitis (a form of allergic reaction) to neurodermatitis (due to habitual rubbing and scratching). You may consult your doctor first so that proper diagnosis would be made and, consequently, the right treatment course.

There are many possible causes of eczema. You have to take note of all the risk factors so that you can keep your guard against them to prevent your skin from contacting the disease. One of the most common risk factors is allergy. As in atopic eczema, you are highly probable to contact eczema if your family history indicates hereditary allergic diseases like asthma. You also have to avoid being too exposed to allergens. Detergents are the most common allergen that can irritate your skin because of their large chemical content.

In other cases, the weather in your place of residency can also affect the condition of your skin. Depending on your skin reaction, cold dry weather can cause brittleness and cracks all over your skin. Warm weather, on the other hand, increases the risk of your hands catching eczema.

Voracious or varicose veins can also cause eczema because of the problems or hindrances posted against the circulation of your blood around the legs, ankles and feet. Parasites and fungi are also found to be bearers of bacteria that can cause the inflammation of your skin.

There are various medications that can help alleviate the itching and inflammation of your skin. But you may be surprised to know that there are really no well-defined treatment courses for eczema. Among popular medications are clobetasol, antifungal drugs and ointments, corticosteroids, antihistamines, immunosuppressant's and anti-itch medicines. Moisturizers can also be used over the brittle or cracked skin.

However, you are encouraged to still consult a dermatologist to know which practices can help you cope with the inflammation so that the inner layer of your skin would not be further damaged.

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