Types Of Eczema
There are several types of eczema that you may encounter or come across. Read on to learn more about this skin condition and the most prevalent forms of eczema.
Hand eczema results in itchy, scaly rashes on the skin, causing it to become flaky. Many suffers complain of red, cracked and sore hands. If the rashes are left untreated, it will continue to develop into weepy bumps, and eventually blisters.
This condition is said to have a higher chance of appearing in people that often times expose their hands to wet conditions for long periods of time or to skin irritating chemicals and solvents.
Nummular eczema, often known as Discoid eczema, often appears as a patches on the skin that are round, like a coin. The rashes are itchy and tend to become scaly as they age. In many cases, they can look like a fungus and are often mistaken for a case of psoriasis. Almost always, it is a chronic condition that appears and dissapears. Unfortunately, the causes of this condition are not known.
Atopic eczema is a condition that usually begins during the early stages of infancy. The skin becomes inflamed and the condition comes and goes. It is said that the majority of children will naturally overcome the condition in their early to mid teenage years. While there is no perfect solution for the condition, eczema treatment such as moisturisers, ointments and steroid creams are said to help control the condition and reduce the dryness, itchiness and swelling.
Dyshidrotic eczema, often called Pompholyx eczema, is usually found in adults and tends to appear as small blisters on the feet and hands. A serum will begin to form within the blister, resulting in slight swelling and itchiness. Often times, this chronic condition will leave the skin with cracks and scaling. Many sufferers of this condition have found success in controlling it by using corticosteroid creams and ointments.
Asteatotic Eczema is thought to be the result of excess water loss from deep skin tissue and a reduction in free fatty acids from the outer most layer of the skin. This loss of moisture reduces skin cell size and elasticity, resulting in the creation of fissures. This type of eczema generally effects the elderly, is more common in men than women and typically affects those living in cold weather climates.
Varicose eczema happens when the pressure in the veins of your legs rise due to poor blood flow. This usually happens when the due to under performing valves located in deep or superficial veins. Sometimes it occurs when blood flow is obstructed. There is no clear explanation on why the skin changes during this process, however, leakage of blood into the affected area, coupled by enlarged cells is the primary explanation. This usually results in skin ulcerations, imflamation and eczema.
While there are many other forms of this condition, these are the most common types of eczema. You can learn more about this topic by viewing pictures of eczema.