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Eczema - Symptoms and Treatment
Eczema is a skin disorder that causes areas of the skin to become red, itchy and scaly. It is also considered to be related to malfunctions of the immune system. Eczema primarily affects young children.It may ne caused due to may be caused by allergies, but often occurs for no apparent reason It usually subisdes by age 3 but may flare again at age 10 to 12 and last through puberty.
Eczema is also known as Dermatitis. Eczema is a noncontagious inflammation of the skin, patches of skin become rough and inflamed, sometimes with blisters that cause itching and bleeding .
Causes of Eczema
There are no specific causes of Eczema yet there are something which we know that can flare up this disease these are as follows:
Symptoms of Eczema
Following are main symptoms of Eczema:
Treatment of Eczema
Eczema can be treated by keeping skin healthy and healing it,and also to prevent flare ups and treat symptoms of disease as they occur. This can be done through these measures:
1) Emollients (moisturisers): covering skin through protective film to reduce water loss from skin.
2) Topical corticosteroid (steroid) reduces inflammation of skin
3) Anti-infective agents
4) Antihistamines Sedative antihistamines
5) Topical immunomodulators
6) Hospital treatments such as 'wet wraps', a tar and/or steroid occlusion bandages, light therapy, and medicines which suppress the immune system such as ciclosporin.
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