Types of Eczema:
Eczema is a general term for any type of dermatitis or "inflammation of the skin." All types of eczema cause itching and redness, and some will blister, weep, or peel. Although the term eczema is often used when referring to atopic eczema, there are several other skin diseases that are forms of eczema as well.
Itching occurs with nearly all forms of eczema, varying from mild irritation to a hopelessly distracting and distressing symptom that makes life miserable for the sufferer and others involved.
In eczema, the main problems occur in the epidermis where the keratinocytes become less tightly held together. As a result, they become vulnerable to external factors such as soap, water and more aggressive solvents such as those used as part of work or hobbies. These solvents dissolve some of the grease and protein that contribute to the natural barrier of the skin. Once this process has begun, the skin may become inflamed as a reaction to minor irritation such as rubbing or scratching. This, in turn, makes the eczema worse and a cycle of irritation, inflammation, and deterioration of eczema becomes established.
Atopic eczema, the most common form of eczema, affects an estimated 15 million people in the USA. It manifests itself as an inflammation of the skin, which tends to flare-up from time to time, usually starting in early childhood. Typical skin symptoms include dryness, thickening, and even scarring. There is no 'cure', but treatment will usually control or ease symptoms.
The predisposition for atopic eczema is an inherited condition that is usually triggered by an allergic reaction. This chronic condition is not contagious and often begins in infancy as a rash on the scalp, face, or upper extremities of the baby. Atopic eczema is most commonly located in areas where the body bends or experiences contact thus creating friction that can cause eczema.
Children begin to have atopic eczema on the inside of their elbows and behind the knees where the skin folds or crevices are, but also children can have the symptoms to appear on the hands, ankles or wrists. The early symptoms are a red rash and sometimes with papules that become hard and when scratched often, scales can appear.
Contact eczema can be divided into two distinct problems:
The symptoms of almost all the types of eczema cause itching and redness, and some will blister, weep or peel. The degree of severity varies with each individual from a mild form of dry, easily irritated sensitive skin, to a severe form in which the skin is broken, scaly, raw, bleeding and can be prone to recurring infections. Contact eczema is caused by physical contact with an irritant or allergen.
Dyshidrotic eczema symptoms are of finger blisters or bubbles on the side of the fingers and he palms. Likewise, the same symptoms can appear on the feet and the toes. The later more advanced symptoms be cracking and peeling of the skin with some weeping of body fluids to cause crusting when dry. Obvious other symptoms would be burning and pain especially when walking or moving of the fingers or toes.
In 80% of patients who suffer from dyshidrotic eczema, only the hands are affected. In 10%, only the feet are affected and in the remaining 10%, both hands and feet are involved. In many sufferers, the condition worsens during the summer months. Episodes can vary in frequency from once per month to once per year.
Hand eczema occurs most often in people who frequently have the need to wash their hands, such as restaurants professionals, nurses, or florist. Wearing protective gloves can help these sufferers to reduce flare ups. The warm, moist conditions in shoes provide an ideal situation in which foot dermatitis may also flourish. These eruptions often become chronic and can be severe. Chronic hand-and-foot eczema is similar to other forms of dermatitis in appearance.
Discoid eczema can affect any part of the body with particular emphasis on the lower leg. One or many patches appear, and may persist for weeks or months. The majority of patches are round or oval, hence the name 'discoid' or 'nummular' dermatitis, which refers to their disc or coin shape. They can be several centimeters across, or as small as two millimeters.
These well-defined patches are pink, red, or brown. They have a dry cracked surface or a bumpy, blistered or crusted surface. Discoid eczema may be extremely itchy, or scarcely noticeable. The skin between the patches is usually normal, but may be dry and irritable.
The patches may clear up without leaving a sign. However, in darker skin, marks may persist for months. These may be dark brown (post inflammatory hyper pigmentation) or paler than surrounding skin (post inflammatory hypo pigmentation).
Those patients with eczema herpeticum should seek out an infection disease doctor as eczema herpeticum is a very serious long range life threatening skin infection. While there is no cure, an anti-viral medication should be prescribed by your personal doctor. Based upon your eczema herpeticum skin condition and other medical factors such as overall health, your doctor can make the best choice anti-viral treatment for you. Additionally, a pain sedative may be prescribed.
The patient with herpes simplex can have can have large portions of the body to be covered with atopic eczema with viral eczema herpeticum and possibly many cold sore infections. Due to the extremely large areas of viral infection, the condition can be very threatening and possibly fatal for some eczema herpeticum patients.
Additionally, a pain sedative may be prescribed. Consult with your family physician
Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting areas of the head and trunk where sebaceous glands are most prominent. Adult seborrheic eczema is believed by some to be caused by Pityrosporum ovale a yeast condition. Scalp seborrhea varies from mild dandruff to dense, diffuse, adherent scales. Facial and trunk seborrhea is characterized by powdery or greasy scales in skin folds and along hair margins.
Adult seborrheic eczema also known as Dandruff or Seborrheic dermatitis. Cradle cap is the term used when seborrheic dermatitis affects the scalp of infants.
Seborrheic eczema is a patch of red irritated skin that itches constantly. The name of seborrheic is applicable to the sebacceous glands as extra oil is produced as the patient often has an auto-immune disorder and is hyper or in a state of 'fight or flight'. Often the body is dehydrated as a cause of the hyperness.
Statis eczema usually affects adults over the age of 50 Stasis eczema is a form of dermatitis that commonly affects individuals who are 50 years of age and older. It develops as a result of poor circulation in the feet and ankles, which can cause excess fluid accumulation and, in turn, the skin becomes dry, red, scaly, itchy, and irritated, which is characteristic of stasis eczema.
Stasis eczema is a condition of the skin around the ankles and lower legs, which arises as a result of a tendency for varicose veins or ankle swelling which is often called "stasis". Stasis eczema is a rash of the lower legs, which is due to poor return of blood to the heart.
Usually the inner lower leg is more involved than the outer lower leg. In the early stages the main changes are orange-brown discoloration of the skin. Later the skin surface becomes scaly, itchy, and develops other features of eczema. Weeping and infection are common in later stages.
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