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TYPES OF ECZEMA


Contact Dermatitis

the skin’s allergic reaction due to contact to everyday objects.

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Hand Dermatitis

develops mostly in the hands and can be a general term as well, is frequently job related and most cases require special treatment.

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Nummular Dermatitis

is a result of skin injury, coin shaped and this is a hallmark of this skin condition, nummular lesions.

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Seborrheic Dermatitis

develops at the scalp where it is oily and waxy, also can be called cradle cap, dandruff or seborrhea.

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Neurodermatitis

involves severe irritation of the nerve endings of the skin and this triggers a viscous cycle of itching and scratching.

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Atopic Dermatitis

it is chronic in form, it requires daily care and intervention.

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Dyshidrotic Dermatitis

occurs only in hands and feet, can also be called vesicular eczema or vesicular plamoplantar eczema.

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Occupational Dermatitis

develops from exposure to chemicals and substances at work, may also be related to irritant contact and allergic contact dermatitis.

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Stasis Dermatitis

also be called gravitational dermatitis, venous eczema or venous stasis dermatitis; develops in the lower extremities.

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Follicular Eczema

is characterized by severe itching, skin dryness and a reddish appearance of the skin.



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Baby Eczema: How To Take Care of Your Baby

By YUN NAKAMURA


Eczema is an irritating skin condition that is often seen in adults, skin is red, flaky, inflamed and very itchy. Same as adult eczema, the type of eczema that affected babies is called infant dermatitis, babies with this condition also have red, flaky and very itchy skin. The areas where babies are prone to get eczema are the diaper area, near the lips where dribble accumulates and in many other areas of the skin where baby is most sensitive from dust, soap, animal dander, etc.

















Here are some ways on how to take care of baby eczema to help your little one survive the irritating symptoms of this skin condition:


    Give baby a daily bath using lukewarm water and a non-drying, perfume-free soap. You may choose to give him a warm soak that will help soothe severe itching especially on the diaper area.


    Let baby go bare even for an hour to reduce eczema on the diaper area to come in contact with urine and feces. Dirt and bacteria can only worsen eczema and may often lead to skin infection as well.


    After a bath, apply moisturizer on baby especially on the diaper area. Use a baby formulated moisturizer that is non-sticky and mild scented. You may use baby lotion too, DermCare Lotion, to cover the area after every diaper change [READ product reviews]. Moisture on skin prevents eczema breakouts that may cause severe itching and redness.


    Cut baby’s nails short to prevent him from scratching his eczema. Scratching only makes eczema skin more prone to develop skin infections that can make matters worse for your baby too. Give your baby a toy or a snack to preoccupy her to prevent scratching.


    Clothes must be washed with a very mild detergent without overpowering scents and fragrances. Fabric conditioners often have strong smells that must also be avoided.


    After a bath, use a moisturizer on baby’s skin immediately to lock in moisture. Afterwards, dress baby in light and non irritating clothes. Never dress him in wool or polyester that can make eczema worse.


    Be sure to have adequate moisture in your room or home. Moisture in the air can also provide moisture on skin making baby’s eczema unlikely to breakout. You can use a humidifier to significantly add moisture to room air or a pan of water near the fireplace or furnace will do.


    There are also ways to reduce itching in infant dermatitis. You can use a soft wet cloth to be placed directly on eczema; after the water has evaporated on the cloth, moisturize baby’s skin at once.


    Remove all foods that can cause eczema flare ups. Nuts, citrus, dairy products and poultry must be avoided for the meantime. Your baby’s doctor may advice an alternative milk formula to use or new foods to eat and foods to avoid as your baby suffers from eczema.


    Increase your baby’s fluid intake, aside from water; he can take soups, juices and fruits to increase water and moisture from within the body.

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