Eczema - Types of Eczema
Eczema is a type of dermatitis, it causes sufferers to have an inflammation of the skin, itchy rashes, dryness of the skin, scaling, blistering, and occasioanally bleeding. Classification of eczema depends largely upon the symptoms experienced. Commonly occurring types of eczema are discussed below.
Atopic eczema is the allergic hypersensitivity of skin to chemical or natural irritants, foods and environmental allergens, which can cause the skin to become red, flaky and very itchy. Atopic eczema is thought to be the most common form of eczema, and is partly hereditary. Incidences of atopic eczema are primarily visible on the patient's facial region, neck, limbs, and buttocks.
Contact dermatitis is bodily reaction towards some chemical substance which otherwise being normal, causes eczema to develop in some people. It could be a delayed response to a specific allergen. Contact eczema is relieved by soothing the skin with moisturizers and sometimes by using medicated creams and lotions. If it is possible to avoid the allergens responsible for the outbreak then it is possible to 'cure' yourself, although few people even know what they are allergic to.
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