A Thing or Two About Health Atopic Eczema

An eczema is not a single skin disease, but a group of skin problems that have the same characteristics, like irritation and inflammation. The most common type of eczema is the atopic eczema. This type of eczema is found in almost one in six children, but the majority of those children get ride of eczema in their teen years. There are cases when eczema will continue in adulthood, as well.

All the different types of eczema have symptoms and causes that are different from a type of eczema to another, but the differences are slight. Here are the eczema types that one can have. First there is the allergic to contact eczema. This eczema develops when you make contact with some substances or even chemicals that irritate your skin and thus produce an allergic reaction. So you can see where the name allergic eczema comes from. Usually, this eczema appears on the site of the contact but it is possible that it spereads to other areas as well.

The second type of eczema is the irritant contact eczema, which is very similar to allergic eczema. This is caused by contact to substances that one uses every day. Seborrhoeic eczema is another type of eczema that is mostly found in children under one. However, adults can develop this eczema as well. Another case of eczema is the varicose eczema, which is mostly found in older persons. This type of eczema is found on the lower part of the legs. Last, but not least it is the discoid eczema which affects both legs and the arms of a person.

The last and the one type of eczema that we are going to talk about is the atopic eczema. As I have said before, symptoms for eczema depend on the type of eczema that you have. For atopic eczema, symptoms may include: a dry and red skin, itching of your skin, small blisters filled with water, found mostly in the hans and feet. The most affected parts of your body when suffering from atopic eczema are the back of your knees, the front part of the elbows, the neck , face and chest. The atopic eczema does not spread from a person to another. The main reason why people get atopic eczema is not known for sure. It is thought that people have a genetic tendency in developing atopic eczema.