A Detailed Insight Into Types of Eczema

  • November 30, -0001

Eczema is a condition in which a person develops itchy, rough, cracked, and inflamed patches on the surface of the skin. If someone has eczema, they often tend to experience itchiness and redness on the skin. Homeopathic treatment for skin disorders like eczema has proven to cure the problem from the root, preventing its future recurrence. Eczema has several other forms that have varied causes and symptoms.

Read on to get a detailed insight into different types of eczema:

1. Atopic dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis is said to be the most common type of eczema. It is a part of an atopic triad which also includes diseases like hay fever and asthma, and many people who suffer from it have all three conditions. 
Symptoms -
  • Rash in the creases of elbows or knees.
  • Fluid-filled bumps.
  • Skin infection as a result of scratching the itchy area.
Causes -
  • Genetic factors.
  • Dry skin.
  • Immune system problems.
  • Environmental triggers.
2. Contact dermatitis
In contact dermatitis, a person’s skin gets irritated due to a reaction to certain substances they touch. There are two types of contact dermatitis - allergic contact dermatitis, which involves an immune system response to an irritant, and irritant contact dermatitis, which occurs when your skin comes in contact with chemicals or other substances.
Symptoms -
  • Skin becomes itchy, red, burns, and stings.
  • Hives.
  • Fluid-filled blisters that may leak and become crusty.
  • Gradually, the skin may thicken and feel leathery or scaly.
Causes -
  • Contact dermatitis is caused due to contact with substances such as bleach, detergent, latex, jewellery, etc.
3. Dyshidrotic eczema
Dyshidrotic eczema affects women more commonly than men. It causes blisters on the hands and feet.
Symptoms -
  • Itchy, fluid-filled blisters on the fingers, palms, toes, and soles of the feet.
  • Flaky and cracked skin.
Causes -
  • Stress
  • Allergies
  • Moist feet and hands
  • Exposure to cobalt, nickel, or chromium salt
4. Hand eczema
This type of eczema particularly affects the hands. It is often a result of professional hazards where people regularly come in contact with skin-irritating chemicals while doing their jobs.
Symptoms -
  • Dryness, itchiness, and redness on the hands.
  • Cracked skin with blisters.
Causes -
  • Hand eczema is triggered by regular exposure to chemicals, which is why people working in laundry or dry cleaning, healthcare, hairdressing, etc. are prone to this condition.
5. Neurodermatitis
Just like atopic dermatitis, neurodermatitis causes thick and scaly patches on the skin.
Symptoms -
  • Intensely itchy patches on various areas of the body.
  • Itchy sensation increases when the person is relaxed or asleep.
  • On scratching, these patches can bleed and get infected.
Causes -
  • Although its exact cause is unknown, stress can trigger neurodermatitis. It usually develops in people suffering from psoriasis or other kinds of eczema.
6. Nummular eczema
Nummular eczema is quite different from other types of eczema in appearance.
Symptoms -
  • Round, coin-shaped spots on the skin.
  • They may be itchy or scaly.
Causes -
  • Insect bite.
  • Allergic reaction to chemicals or metals.
  • Skin dryness.
  • Having other types of eczema.
Dr. Pravin Jain, one of the finest homeopathy doctors in Mumbai and other Indian cities, says that homeopathy can offer a complete and long term cure for eczema. You can avail offline as well as online homeopathy consultation at HomoeoCARE and start treatment for your condition right away.


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