Eczema

Eczema

Eczema Treatment in Pune

Eczema refers to a skin condition characterized by red, elevated, bumpy patches of skin associated with itching and dryness of the skin.

Eczema

Eczema is a common skin condition. It affects people with dry and sensitive skin. The affected area is red, inflamed. Moreover, it can blister or crack. The protective oily or ‘lipid’ layer of skin seals in the moisture of the skin. Sometimes, this layer degrades. As a result, the skin loses its moisture. Therefore, this makes the skin flaky and prone to develop eczema.

Moreover, eczema can also be an allergic reaction to food, pollen, soaps, perfumes, medications which can act as triggers. Moreover, heredity, immune disorders, and stress can also be one of the causes of eczema.

Do & Don’t for Getting Eczema

DO: Check product labels for ingredients that suit you.
DO: Moisturize regularly.
DO: Stay hydrated.
DO: Stay stress-free.

DON’T: Don’t use scented products.
DON’T: Bath for too long with very hot water.
DON’T: Don’t Scratch the affected area.

Grades of Eczema

  • Acute eczema is an early stage of eczema. It is a rapid onset of reddened and inflamed eczema flares. sometimes small fluid-filled blisters or oozing can also present.
  • Chronic eczema is eczema lasting for more than 6 weeks. In this, the lesion becomes dark in color and thickened.
  • Infected eczema is an eczema with secondary infection. It can be associated with pain, redness, swelling in surrounding skin and sometimes pus-filled blisters.

Different Types of Eczema

  • Atopic eczema: It occurs due to genetic and environmental factors associated with an immune response. It is seen commonly in children but can also affect adults. There is generalised dry skin with itching mainly in body folds.
  • Discoid eczema: It appears as discrete coin-shaped itchy areas islands of skin on a background of normal or dry skin.
  • Allergic contact eczema: It occurs due to long-standing contact with something which sensitizes the skin, producing allergic eczema. Eg.- metals, cosmetic products, detergents.
  • Irritant contact eczema: It occurs immediately or within a short time after contact with the culprit agent. in this burning sensation, redness and blisters develop at the area of contact.
  • Dyshidrotic eczema: It occurs on areas of the body that sweat, especially hands and feet in form of itchy blisters.
  • Neurodermatitis: It starts with an itchy patch of skin that becomes itchier if scratched and eventually becomes long-standing, the thickened plaque with intense itching
  • Seborrheic eczema: It occurs due to increased secretion of sebum associated with inflammation. Which causes reddish, oily, scaly patches on the scalp, some areas of the face such as nasolabial fold, eyebrows, beard in males, behind ears, and upper chest.
  • Stasis dermatitis: It occurs because of conditions causing improper circulation of blood such as varicose veins. , and is commonly seen on the lower legs.

 

Treatment for Eczema

There is no cure for Eczema. It can recur from time to time. Therefore, one must keep the triggers of eczema under control. If you suffer from eczema, you must

  • Know your triggers
  • Maintain a regular bathing and moisturizing routine
  • Be careful of any signs of infection on the skin. These could include pus-filled bumps, pain, or redness.

Despite all these efforts, eczema can still flare. Eczema can be an unpredictable disease.  There are multiple treatment modalities for eczema.  Most of the treatments are topical, but in severe cases, even oral medicines can be prescribed.  These medications should only be taken under prescription as steroidal treatments if not used correctly may cause side effects like skin thinning or stretch marks.

There are several treatment modalities for Eczema: 

  • Moisturising 

Moisturisers are one of the most important aspects of managing eczema. When your skin is dry, it can get irritated. As a result, eczema can flare. Moreover, wind, low humidity, cold temperatures, harsh soaps, and too much washing without the use of a moisturizer can cause dry skin. It’s important to know how and when to properly moisturize bathe. In fact, it is important to use only those products which are best to use for eczema.

  • Topical corticosteroid creams and ointments 

These are a type of anti-inflammatory medications. They help to relieve skin inflammation and itchiness. One must apply them directly onto the skin. However, make sure you consult with your dermatologist. Do not use any creams without a dermatologist’s prescription.

  • Systemic corticosteroids 

Dermatologists may prescribe systemic corticosteroids when topical treatments don’t work and the eczema is severe and extensive. These are oral medications. Moreover, one must use them only for short periods of time and only after a dermatologist’s prescription to prevent any unwanted side effects.

  • Phototherapy

This includes UVA light therapy and UVB therapy. By exposing the affected areas to UV rays, this treatment aims to reduce itching and inflammation and increase defense systems in the skin.

  • Immunomodulators 

  1. These are present in topical as well as oral formulations.
  2. These are mainly used as steroid-sparing agents in patients with long-standing eczema
  3. topical agents are tacrolimus, pimecrolimus, and vitamin D analogues.
  4. oral agents like cyclosporine, azathioprine are used very rarely and only with patients with extensive disease.
  • Antihistamines

  1. Histamine is the substance in the skin that causes itching.
  2. Antihistamines block the action of histamine and help relieve itching.
  3. Sedative preparations can also be prescribed to those in whom sleep disturbance because of itching is a major symptom.
  • Antibiotics

Antibiotics are used to treat infected eczemas.

  • Wet dressings 

This involves covering the affected skin with topical corticosteroids and wet bandages which is done in severe non-responsive eczema, only if recommended by a dermatologist.

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Eczema refers to red, elevated, bumpy patches of skin associated with itching caused by different skin conditions. Moreover, this condition causes dry, itchy, flaky skin that can blister or crack.

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