A Detailed Insight Into Types of Eczema

type of eczema
  • Dr. Pravin Jain
  • November 30, -0001

Welcome to another enlightening blog post where we delve into the world of eczema. 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. Homeopathic medicines aim to stimulate the body's innate healing mechanisms to rebalance the immune system and reduce inflammation.

atopic dermatitis symptoms and causes

Atopic Dermatitis Symptoms -

  • Rash in the creases of elbows or knees.
  • Fluid-filled bumps.
  • Skin infection as a result of scratching the itchy area.

Atopic Dermatitis 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. Homeopathic medicines work by assisting the body in detoxifying and rebalancing the immune system, offering relief from the symptoms of contact dermatitis.

contact dermatitis symptoms and causes

Contact Dermatitis 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.

Contact Dermatitis 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 is characterized by the formation of small blisters on the hands and feet, accompanied by intense itching and redness. Homeopathic treatments aim to address the underlying imbalances, boost the immune system, and provide relief from dyshidrotic eczema symptoms.

Dyshidrotic eczema symptoms and causes

Dyshidrotic Eczema Symptoms -

  • Itchy, fluid-filled blisters on the fingers, palms, toes, and soles of the feet.
  • Flaky and cracked skin.

Dyshidrotic Eczema 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.

hand eczema symptoms and causes

Hand Ezcema Symptoms -

  • Dryness, itchiness, and redness on the hands.
  • Cracked skin with blisters.

Hand Eczema 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

Neurodermatitis, also referred to as lichen simplex chronicus, is a specific type of eczema that shares similarities with atopic dermatitis. It manifests as thickened and scaly patches on the skin, leading to discomfort and itching. Homeopathic medicines for neurodermatitis aim to address the underlying psychological and emotional factors that contribute to the persistent scratching. By promoting relaxation, reducing stress, and addressing any underlying triggers, homeopathy can help break the itch-scratch cycle and alleviate the symptoms of neurodermatitis.

Neurodermatitis symptoms and causes

Neurodermatitis 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.

Neurodermatitis 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 stands out from other types of eczema due to its distinctive appearance. It is more frequently observed in adults and tends to develop in areas that have suffered injuries or experienced dryness. Homeopathic treatments focus on stimulating the body's healing response, promoting healthy skin regeneration, and addressing the underlying factors contributing to nummular dermatitis.

nummular eczema symptoms and causes

Nummular Eczema Symptoms -

  • Round, coin-shaped spots on the skin.
  • They may be itchy or scaly.

Nummular Eczema 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.
Take the first step towards healing by seeking homeopathic treatment for your eczema at HomoeoCARE without delay.


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