Natural Beauty Care Guide

Eczema Types

Atopic Dermatitis

Also called Atopic eczema, atopic dermatitis is the term for eczema that occurs in people who have hay fever or asthma, or in those who have a family history of hay fever, eczema, or asthma. Most often seen on the arms, legs, and neck, the red rash of atopic dermatitis is itchy and uncomfortable. When scratched, affected skin can thicken and become leathery or rough to the touch. Atopic dermatitis tends to be a relapsing condition in which rashes occur and recur in response to various triggers such as cold weather and low humidity , heat and high humidity or a mild staph or bacterial infection on the surface of your.

Allergic Contact Dermatitis

When the body responds to a specific substance against the skin, such as nickel in belt buckles or buttons, the condition is called allergic contact dermatitis or allergic eczema. Allergic contact dermatitis doesn’t irritate your skin. Over time, a rash develops in the contact area. This type of eczema can be prevented by avoiding contact with the offending substances.

Irritant Contact Dermatitis

Irritant contact dermatitis is caused by direct contact with a substance even nonallergic people may react to, including soaps, astringents and other skin-care products that contain alcohol, cosmetics and perfumes and harsh household detergents. Irritant contact dermatitis is characterized by red, tight skin that may crack or blister.

Nummular Dermatitis

This type of eczema is characterized by red, scaly, circular patches that may also weep or bleed. Nummular eczema tends to develop on the hands, arms, torso, and legs. Severe lesions can burn, ooze, and become encrusted. Like other forms of eczema, nummular eczema may be triggered by external factors.

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