Do you have red, itchy skin that is dry and cracked or even has blisters on it? You may have a type of dermatitis known as eczema.
There are many types of dermatitis that result from different health conditions, allergies and even our Eczema also known as Atopic dermatitis can be any one of a number of reasons. Environmental factors as well as dry skin are the primary reasons we develop eczema. However, eczema can be caused by bacteria on your skin, a dysfunctional immune system or even genetics which can play a part in our propensity to develop dermatitis.
Treatment of eczema is most effectively accomplished through the use of preventative measures. Understanding and being aware of things in our environment that produce an outbreak is key to preventing it. Due to the uncomfortable nature of this condition we are typically aware of the things in our daily lives that cause discomfort or pain associated with eczema which allow us the ability to avoid them.
When we develop habits to avoid outbreaks we are ahead of the game and can prevent frequent recurrences. Habits to develop include moisturizing daily to prevent dry skin, wear clothing that is soft and breathable such as cotton products to avoid rough, scratching fibers that can causes an outbreak and schedule time to relax, reducing stress is another preventative measure.
Once you have an active outbreak they can easily be treated by the use of topical products such as medicated shampoos and over-the-counter hydrocortisone creams that may contain Cortisone which is really Steroids or Antibiotics. In both cases you would be poisoning your body. The use of oral antihistamines will relieve the itching as well as reduce inflammation.
If eczema is part of your life and you can’t find a way to control it contact HPDermatology and will provide you with Homeopathic and Natural remedies which actually work. We are here to support you.