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What is Eczema Disease and Symptoms?

What is eczema?

Eczema is a skin disease which is also known as ATOPIC DERMATITIS. This is commonly seen in the children and babies. The skin becomes very itchy and inflamed patches are found. It varies in types like in adults, children and teens.

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Types:

There are different types of Eczema which may differ from person to person and also in age. Following are the different types of eczema:

  • Contact dermatitis: This is caused when a person comes in contact with some irritants and may get burning, itching and redness on skin. This type of problem goes away when the irritant is removed from the skin.
  • Allergic contact dermatitis: This is caused when a person may come in contact with allergens like glues & adhesives, latex & rubber, cloth dyes or maybe because of some metals like nickel or cobalt.
  • Dyshidrotic dermatitis: This is majorly seen in the women facing problems like itchy, scaly patches of skin which becomes red, cracked and painful. It also affects the fingers, palm and soles of the feet.
  • Nummular dermatitis: This is most commonly seen in men that causes dry, round patches of skin, mostly seen at the legs area and especially in winter season.
  • Discoid eczema: In this the problem is often seen on the lower legs, torso and forearms. It may be because of insect bites, poor blood flow, cold climate, bacterial skin infections or certain medications can also be one of the causes.
  • Varicose eczema: This type of eczema is commonly observed in patients suffering from varicose veins.
  • Seborrhea dermatitis: This problem affects particularly the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelids, on the sides of nose and behind the ears. It causes itchy, red and scaly rashes on these areas.
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