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Are you experiencing skin itchiness and development of dry, scaly rashes on your skin? This indicates you have eczema, which is a group of skin diseases occurring due to the inflammation and irritation of skin. Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema. The disease can be controlled if proper treatment is undertaken.
Itchy skin is the most common symptom of eczema. In some cases, the itching starts before the development of the rash. The rash appears most commonly on the back of the knees, face, hands, wrists and feet. The affected areas become dry and thickened and in people with a fair complexion, the areas may turn reddish initially and then become brown.
The specific cause of eczema is yet to be determined. However, the condition is associated with an overactive response by the immune system to an external irritant. This response leads to eczema. The condition is more common in people who have a family history of allergies or asthma.
- As the condition turns the skin dry and itchy, certain creams and lotions are recommended to be used in order to keep the skin moist. You should apply these products when your skin is damp, ideally after taking a shower. This helps the skin in retaining moisture. You can use a cold compress to ease the itching.
- Several creams such as hydrocortisone cream and ointments which contain corticosteroids are prescribed in order to reduce inflammation.
- In case the affected area becomes infected, antibiotics should be taken to eliminate the infection-causing bacteria.
- Antihistamines are used for reducing the severity of the itching.
Prevention of Eczema Flare-ups
- Moisturize your skin frequently
- Avoid sudden changes in humidity or temperature
- Abstain from overheating and sweating
- Try to reduce stress
- Avoid starchy material
- Avoid soaps, detergents and solvents, which are harsh
- Be aware of food items which trigger eczema flare-ups
It is recommended for you to consult a dermatologist if you experience any symptom of eczema. This will help you with a quick diagnosis so that you can start the treatment without further worsening of the symptoms. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
I have problem of recurring Boils on the body, it comes on face, neck. I usually take Cefodoxime Tablet -200 for three days and get recover. But it again comes after 3-4 weeks or so. It is happening from last 2-3 years. Kindly advise.
Hi,I have problem with my skin that regularly acne will occur when I exposure to sun, mostly on the forehead and beard section of chick. A fungus is involved after two days that will be vanished and very dark circles will be appear. I was using panderm + cream than I switched to aloevera gel from last 15 days.
Hi. My hair is falling so much. And I have dandruff problem. Due to which I have pimple type something in my face. I used so many Ayurveda for dandruff problem but it didn't work. I usually wash my hair twice in a week due to which my headache also started. I feel as if a big stone is there on my head. I have hairfall problem headache problem and skin problem also. How to overcome from all those. And my CA exams are going to start. Plzz help me.
It is a dream of everyone to be the owner of healthy, glowing and radiant skin. While good skin is difficult to achieve, indeed; but it is nevertheless, not impossible.
There are four Golden Rules for healthy skin care regimen. If you follow this regimen religiously and regularly, you would see noticeable difference in your skin within a few months. There is after all, no shortcut to getting beautiful skin. The four Golden Rules are as follows:
Your First Golden Rule for getting radiant skin is,
Keeping your skin squeaky clean would ensure that there are no impurities that can cause skin problems like premature aging, acne, blemishes as well as pimples.
It is also important to use the right kind of products for cleansing your skin.
Using soap with harsh alkalies would cause your skin to dry and aggravate the appearance of wrinkles.
Use mild facial cleansers depending on your particular skin type and be very gentle while cleansing your face.
Make sure you cleanse your skin at least once, at the day end and ideally twice a day.
The Second Golden Rule, after cleansing is,
Cleansing your skin opens the pores on your face which are then closed with the help of toning. Toning also helps in cleansing leftover dirt, if any.
Toning regularly with the right kind of product would minimize open pores and would also greatly reduce appearance of acne and pimples.
The Third Golden Rule and possibly the most Vital Rule for getting healthy skin is,
Regardless of the type of skin you have, providing moisture to your skin is like feeding it. It is a mistake if you think that oily skin does not need moisture.
Oil and moisture are different and there are non greasy moisturizers that are ideal for oily skin types.
Moisturizing dry skin is even more necessary, if you want to delay the appearance of wrinkles.
The Fourth Golden Rule is,
It is not a regular skin care routine but nevertheless equally important.
You should scrub your face at least twice a week to get rid of the dead cells.
Just make sure you are gentle while scrubbing to avoid making your skin raw