Eczema, What is it and how is it treated?

Contact dermatitis

Our skin can get itchy now and again, but for some people, they may have a form of eczema.

Eczema can also be called atopic dermatitis which is the most common form of this type. Atopic refers to an allergy and people with eczema often have allergies or asthma along with itchy red skin.

Eczema comes in a few other forms as well and each person can have their own individual triggers and set of symptoms.

Atopic dermatitis often starts in childhood and gets milder or goes away once they are adults. Dermatitis is part of what doctors call the atopic triad, triad means three. The other two things linked to this condition is asthma and hayfever. Many people with atopic dermatitis have all three conditions.

If you have red irritated skin that caused by a reaction to substances you touch, this can be called contact dermatitis. Symptoms of contact dermatitis include.

+ your skin itches, turns red, burns, and stings

+ itchy bumps called hives may pop up on your skin

+ fluid-filled blisters can form that may ooze and crust over

+ over time, the skin may thicken and feel scaly or leathery

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 Eczema, What is it and how is it treated?