Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition characterized by dry, itchy, and inflamed skin. The exact cause of eczema is not known, but it is thought to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Symptoms can vary in severity and may include dry, scaly, or thickened skin, redness, itching, and small raised bumps that can weep clear fluid. It is a chronic condition that flares up from time to time. Since it is not contagious, it does not transmit from person to person.
Cause of Eczema
The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. People with eczema tend to have a defective barrier function in their skin, which allows moisture out and irritants in. This makes their skin more susceptible to inflammation.
Some known risk factors for eczema include
A family history of eczema, asthma, or hay fever
A personal history of allergies
Exposure to certain irritants or allergens, such as soaps, detergents, or pollution
Exposure to certain foods, such as cow's milk or eggs
It is important to note that not all people with these risk factors will develop eczema, and some people without these risk factors may still develop the condition.
Symptoms of Eczema
Eczema is a skin condition that causes itchy, red, and inflamed skin. Although it can occur at any age, it is most commonly found in infants. Eczema symptoms vary depending on the person's age as well as the type of eczema they have. As a result, eczema signs and symptoms differ from person to person.
- Dry, itchy skin
- Redness, heating-up, and swelling in the affected area
- Skin eruptions, usually, multiple small ones
- Occasional oozing of thin, watery fluid from the eruptions
- Chronic scratching, which may lead to thickening of the skin in the affected area
- Darkening of skin in long-standing cases
- Crust formation
Eczema skin lesions are a common symptom. They may cause rashes, pimples, cysts, blisters, pus-filled sacs, swelling, discolorations, hardening, or any other change in or on your skin. Lesions can form everywhere on the body, however, the following regions are where these eczema symptoms are most commonly observed:
Knees, Elbows, Ankles (especially on the inner sides)
Arms & legs
Face & neck
Folds of the skin
Types of Eczema
Atopic DermatitisThis is the most common type of eczema, affecting around 10-20% of children and 1-3% of adults. It is often hereditary and often accompanied by other allergic conditions such as asthma and hay fever.
contact DermatitisThis type of eczema occurs as a result of direct contact with an irritant or allergen. It can be either irritant or allergic in nature. Affects around 7% of the population.
Atopic DermatitisThis type of eczema is characterized by small, itchy blisters on the hands and feet. Affects around 3% of people.
Nummular EczemaThis type of eczema is characterized by coin-shaped patches of itchy, scaly skin. Affects around 2% of people.
Seborrheic DermatitisThis type of eczema is characterized by scaly, itchy patches on the scalp, face, and other oily areas of the body. Affects around 3% of people.
Stasis DermatitisThis type of eczema is caused by poor circulation in the legs and is characterized by itching, scaling, and thickening of the skin on the lower legs. Affects around 1% of people.
Note: All the statistics given above are sourced from The National Center for Biotechnology Information, (NCBI).
Eczema In Children
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition that affects children. It is characterized by dry, itchy, and inflamed skin. The symptoms can range from mild to severe and can vary over time. Atopic dermatitis is a chronic condition that often starts in childhood and can be accompanied by other allergic conditions such as asthma and hay fever. According to the NCBI, It is estimated that eczema affects 10-20% of children worldwide.
The exact cause of eczema in children is not known, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Children with eczema often have a family history of the condition, and certain triggers such as exposure to irritants, stress, and temperature changes can worsen the symptoms.
Symptoms of eczema in children include dry, itchy, red, or inflamed skin, small bumps that may leak fluid when scratched, thickened, cracked, or leathery skin, and dark-colored patches of skin (in children with dark skin). The symptoms can appear on various parts of the body including the face, scalp, and skin folds.
It is important to note that eczema is a chronic condition that requires ongoing management and that early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent complications and improve the quality of life for children living with eczema.
Stages Of Eczema
The stages of eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, can vary from person to person and can change over time. The typical course of atopic dermatitis includes the following stages:
• The Pre-eczema stage:
A person may be predisposed to developing eczema due to genetic and environmental factors, although no visible symptoms may appear yet
• The Prodromal stage:
The person may have dry, sensitive skin and may experience occasional itching or rash
• The Acute stage:
The person may have visible symptoms such as red, itchy, and swollen skin, and may experience frequent scratching, which can cause the skin to become further irritated and raw.
• The Pre-eczema stage:
The person may have less severe symptoms than in the acute stage, but the skin may still be dry, itchy, and irritated
• The Chronic stage:
The person may have persistently dry and itchy skin, with periods of flare-ups and remissions.
• The Post-eczema stage:
The eczema symptoms subside and the skin improves, but some residual discoloration, thickening, or scarring may remain
Risk Factors of Eczema
Eczema is a chronic skin condition that can be triggered by various factors. The following are some of the known risk factors for eczema:
People with a family history of eczema, asthma, or hay fever are more likely to develop eczema
Dry, cold weather can worsen eczema symptoms, while humid weather can improve them
Eczema is most common in infants and young children, but can also occur in adult
Stress can worsen eczema symptoms, although it is not clear how stress and eczema are linked
Eczema is more common in men than women
people with a dysfunction of the skin barrier are at a higher risk of developing eczema.
Exposure to certain irritants such as soaps, detergents, and certain fabrics, as well as exposure to allergens such as dust mites, animal dander, and pollen, can worsen eczema symptoms
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Emotional and Social Impact of Eczema
Eczema can have a significant emotional and social impact on sufferers. The studies by NCBI, have shown that up to 84% of eczema patients report a negative effect on their quality of life, including feelings of anxiety and depression. People with eczema also report difficulty sleeping and reduced self-esteem, with up to 60% feeling self-conscious about their appearance. Additionally, eczema can lead to difficulties in work and school, with up to 30% of sufferers reporting absenteeism due to their condition.
Homeopathy Treatment and Medications for Eczema
Eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes itchy, red, and inflamed skin. In some types of atopic eczema, blisters might form. Although eczema is most commonly associated with children, it can also afflict adults. In some people, asthma and eczema coexist, and both conditions regularly flare up.
Homeopathy focuses on both treating disease and addressing its underlying causes. Because homeopathic remedies are derived from natural plant sources, they are more effective and completely devoid of adverse effects. Homeopathic eczema therapy is a holistic strategy that can help prevent further health problems caused by eczema.
According to a study published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine, homeopathy proved clinically useful in treating eczema. In a 6-year study of patient outcomes at the Bristol Homeopathy Hospital in the UK, 82% of eczema patients reported feeling better or significantly better after getting homeopathic eczema treatment.
It is crucial to remember that the length of time required to treat eczema varies from patient to patient and is determined by several factors, including the severity and extent of eczema as well as past treatment methods. However, because homeopathic eczema treatment has numerous benefits to give to every patient, it is strongly recommended for all conditions.
Advantages Of Homeopathy Medicine For Eczema
- Improves Skin Texture
- Internal Healing Through Oral Medicines
- Treats The Root Cause Of The Condition
- No Side Effects
- Natural and Effective
Why Dr Batra's®?
Dr Batra's® is a well-known chain of homeopathy clinics in India, Dubai, and globally. We offer a holistic approach to healthcare, using homeopathy as the primary mode of treatment. We offer treatment for a wide range of health conditions, including eczema. Some of the reasons why you should choose to visit Dr Batra's® for eczema treatment include:
What is the best treatment for eczema available?
Eczema treatment in homeopathy involves medicines made of natural ingredients that treat the root cause of eczema and other underlying conditions. A holistic healing approach is used for long-term relief.
Can eczema be cured using homeopathy treatment?
Which homeopathic medicine is best for eczema?
For more details, contact an Eczema Expert at Dr Batra’s.
What is an eczema disease?
Homeopathic eczema treatment is effective in controlling the symptoms and treating other underlying conditions triggering the skin condition.
What is the first sign or symptom of eczema?
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