That itching is getting worse. It started with just a little bump on the inside of your finger, but now your whole lower arm is red, dry and itchy. And, you think it might be spreading to your leg. It’s getting so you can’t stop scratching. This is OK if you’re in your own house, but scratching uncontrollably at work or the Salad Bar at Sizzler makes it embarrassing. If you do have it, then the symptoms that Eczema causes are unbearable.
Eczema Causes: What Causes Eczema?
Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a form of inflammation of the epidermis (outer skin layer.) It is caused by one of several different things, depending on what kind of Eczema you have.
Atopic Eczema – This type of Eczema runs in families with Asthma, and this eczema causes your skin to:
- Turn Red
- Often located on the head, scalp, neck, inside elbow, behind the knees, and buttocks
Contact Dermatitis – There are two different types that are curable if you remove the offending agents.
- Allergic – A reaction to some allergen.
- Irritant – A direct reaction to a detergent.
Xerotic Eczema – Starts as ordinary dry, itchy skin that turns into full blown eczema with all the symptoms that Eczema causes; very common in older populations.
Seborrheic Dermatitis – Mostly occurs on the scalp; often associated and mistaken for dandruff. This eczema causes “Cradle Cap” in infants, which is characterized by a thick, yellow, crusty scalp rash.
Others – There are other less common forms of Eczema.
- Discoid Eczema
- Venous Eczema
- Dermatitis herpetiformis
All the above Eczema causes very typical symptoms that go with this condition:
- Red Skin
- Scabbing and scarring (depending on how much you scratch and pick the sores)
It’s not really known what the root cause of Eczema is. As discussed above certain situations and circumstances are associated with a particular Eczema. It is a persistent disease and is often misdiagnosed or dismissed as a little rash. It’s only after the “little rash” grows and spreads, and you can’t seem to get rid of it, that you start to suspect otherwise.
Eczema Causes: What are the symptoms?
Eczema causes irritation to the epidermis, which is the outer layer of the 3 layers of human skin. It has no definitive diagnostic test or tool, which is another detriment in diagnosis. It is eventually diagnosed on the basis of history and physical examination. If you are suffering from some of the symptoms that Eczema causes, see you doctor and discuss Eczema Treatment.
Eczema causes varying degrees of redness to the skin. It is often exacerbated by the constant scratching and picking that one does on the infected area.
That place that seems to just start itching out of the blue and never seems to get the right scratch may be Eczema. It can be maddening, and the urge to scratch can be overwhelming. One clue that you might have Eczema is that the itching and other symptoms seem to get worse with the onset of day or night. Some Eczema causes seasonal changes in symptoms.
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Well, the same question can be asked of the swelling that Eczema causes. Which came first, the itching and redness, or the swelling? One definitely accompanies the other, and swelling is one of the more prominent, and potentially serious symptoms.
There are varying degrees of flaking when it comes to “Eczema skin.” From dandruff like particles, only noticeable on dark clothing, to cracks in the skin that resemble dry creek beds, the severity of flaking is fluid and ever changing.
It rarely happens that Eczema causes infection, and when it does it is usually a direct result of the patient scratching the affected area. It sometimes happens that there is so much irritation and scratching that pustules form. If this happens see a doctor immediately. This can lead to other, more serious conditions.
What Can You Do?
Eczema causes some pretty “irritating” symptoms. Along with the redness, itching, flaking, and possible infection comes a sense of constant dissatisfaction. You can never scratch the itch enough, or rub the soreness away. In some rare cases it has been known to cause depression. It can limit your social life and lead to great embarrassment. What can you do? Keep reading. In other articles you will see Pictures of Eczema and we will address how to eliminate the pain that Eczema causes; there is hope!
What is Eczema?
a. A new food that comes from a chickens bum
b. Inflammation of the epidermis
c. The New and Improved Zima
d. Inflammation of the mesodermis
True or False: One of the symptoms of Eczema can be depression.
All are symptoms of Eczema EXCEPT:
b. Flaking and Itching
Answers at the bottom of the page!
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Answers: 1) b, 2) a, 3) c