Living With Eczema

by Kelly

There are several different types of eczema that is related to the health of your skin.

Atopic dermatitis

The first type is the atopic dermatitis. This is one of the most common forms of eczema. Most of the time, it is going to happen during a person’s childhood and it should get milder or go away by the time the person enters into adulthood. It is a part of what doctors are going to call atopic triad, which means that the person has three diseases. The other two diseases are going to be hay fever and asthma accompanied by this disease.

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Contact dermatitis

The second type is the contact dermatitis. This means that you are going to have red and irritated skin that is caused by any of the substances that you might touch. There are two different types of the contact dermatitis. The first one is the allergic in which the immune system will have a reaction to anything like metal or latex. The second one is the irritant contact dermatitis. This is when a chemical or other type of substance is going to irritate yourself. This means that everything is going to itch for a long period of time so you need to think about your health.


The third type is the Dyshidrotic eczema. This is when you are going to have a lot of small blisters that show up on your hands and feet. It is a lot more common to occur in a woman instead of a man. The blisters that are on your palms, fingers, toes, and the soles of your feet are going to be filled with fluid. This is one of the main reasons why the blisters are going to hurt you or itch a lot. It can also cause the spots to be scaly, flake, or crack.


The fourth type is the hand. As the name indicates is the disease that is only going to affect your hands. Most of the time, this is going to happen to you if you do a lot of cleaning or you are a hairdresser. This is because of all of the different chemicals that you are going to be using on a regular basis that could get on your hands. These chemicals are definitely going to irritate yourself. Therefore, you should look for hands that are red, dry, and itchy and there might be cracks in your hands.


The fifth type is neurodermatitis. This is close to the atopic dermatitis. This is because you are going to have patches that pop up on your skin that are thick and scaly. Most of the time, these patches are going to be on the back of your neck, arms, legs, genitals, back of your hands, and the bottoms of your feet. You will notice that the patches are going to be very itchy especially when you are trying to relax or go to sleep. There is a chance that the patches could get infected or start to bleed which is not good for your health.