Glamup: Types of eczema

September 9, 2017
Source: Vera Bekoe l thebftonline.com l Ghana
Glamup: Types of eczema

Welcome readers. Our series on eczema will end this week. Thanks for following the discussion. So far, we have learned symptoms and causes of the skin disease. This week, we will focus on types of eczema to conclude the discussion.

Types of eczema

-Allergic contact eczema (dermatitis) – this is a skin reaction following contact with a substance/ allergen that the immune system recognizes as foreign.

-Dyshidrotic eczema – this is also irritation of skin on palms and soles characterized by blisters.

-Neurodermatitis – these are also scaly patches of skin on head, forearms, wrists, and lower legs caused by a localized itch such as an insect bite.

-Nummular eczema—these are circular patches of irritated skin that can be crusted, scaling, and itchy.

-Seborrheic eczema—these are oily, scaly yellowish patches of skin, usually on scalp and face.

-Stasis dermatitis—this is skin irritation on lower legs, usually related to circulatory problems.

There is actually no known cure for eczema. Treatment for the condition aims to heal the affected skin and prevent flaring of the symptoms. Doctors will suggest a plan of treatment based around a patient's age, symptoms, and current state of health.

For some people, eczema goes away over time, and for others, it remains a lifelong condition.

Okay that is all for the series on eczema. Let’s meet next week for another series. Thanks for following and don’t hesitate to contact me for your make-up tips. Enjoy your weekend.