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Eczema Causes

What really cause eczema is not yet pinpointed but it may be a result of combination of impairment in the immune system and dry, irritated skin of an individual.

Eczema Definition

Eczema also known as atopic dermatitis is a long lasting condition featuring an itchy eruption on the skin; usually accompanied by asthma or hay fever. The condition is often found in infants and children but can be a continual condition into adulthood. In some cases, the condition appears later on in life.

Eczema Diagnosis

Diagnosis of eczema is based on skin examination and review of medical history.

Eczema Symptoms and Signs

Red to brownish-gray colored patches which is usually composed of small, raised bumps that may leak fluid and crust over when scratched is the primary manifestation of eczema. In some cases, eczema presents itself as thickened, cracked, and scaly appearance in the skin. Both cases are associated with itching usually severe during night time. Eczema is commonly found on the hands and feet, arms, ankles, face, wrists, behind the knees, upper chest, and neck; though they may appear anywhere in the body.

Eczema Treatment

Corticosteroid creams and ointments may be prescribed by the doctor to reduce itching and scaling of the skin. Oral antihistamines like diphenhydramine can be prescribed for severe itching especially during bedtime. Generally the aim of treatment is to reduce inflammation, prevent future eruptions and relieve itching.

Drugs used for treatment of Eczema

Elidel Cream
Flucort Cream
Fluticasone Ointment
Hydrocortisone Cream
Temovate Cream

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