What is Eczema?
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic allergic condition in which the skin develops areas of itchy, scaly rashes.
Types of Eczema
There are quite some sorts of eczema. It is generally broken down into the allergenic and non-allergenic types.
1. Allergenic eczema results from allergies and health experts theorize that it has a family link, as do such other disorders as hay fever and asthma. Allergic forms of eczema include the extremely common atopic eczema, irritant contact eczema, and allergic contact eczema.
2. Non-allergenic forms of eczema include adult seborrhoeic eczema, also known as dandruff, infantile seborrhoeic eczema, also referred to as cradle cap, varicose eczema which normally affects older people and is generally concentrated around the ankles and discoid eczema.
Eczema is an infectious disease. It can spread from one person to another. It has been found to run in families. Especially if there is some allergy, then there is greater chance of eczema.
- Excessive consumption of foods those are dry, stale, cold, salty, spicy, sour, fermented or fried
- Hereditary factors, specifically in families where there is a history of ailments like: Asthma, Hay fever
- Late night work schedules
- Regular late night dinners
- Irregular blood circulation in the legs
- Vitamin B6 deficiency
- Excessive physical, mental, and sexual activities; and stress are also factors
- Changes in weather: Heat, Cold
- Extreme stress
- Excessive intake of tea, coffee, aerated drinks, and alcoholic beverages
- Indigestion, acidity, constipation, and/or flatulence
- This condition is aggravated by harsh chemicals like: Detergents, Solvents, Smoke
- Dry and flaky skin
- Rough and thickened skin
- Areas of dry, leathery skin
- Itchy Blisters that ooze and crust over
- Small bumps on forehead, neck and cheek
- Redness and inflammation in the affected area
Eczema affects people of all ages and can cause misery. Doctors often prescribe a steroidal cream, which for many people doesn't always do the trick. While you're working on a permanent cure, there are natural, homemade that help relieve symptoms without the dangerous side effects of prescribed or over the counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals. Here are a few natural home remedies that can help to your lifelong battle with eczema.