Eczema Types And Their Symptoms Healthy

Nowadays people all over the world are being diagnosed with several types of eczema. But the most common problem faced by eczema sufferers is diagnosing their specific type of the eczema. If a person is affected by the eczema, he or she must be diagnosed accurately so that it can be treated successfully. There are several types of eczema and their symptoms and acuteness vary. To understand the different eczema types, here are some ideas on the symptoms:

1. Atopic Eczema- This is the most common type of Eczema mostly found in children of age 5 or less. It is known as dermatitis also. It appears like itchy and dry skin with rashes. Daily care is needed for the rashes and swelling conditions. Whatever symptoms you recognize consult a doctor immediately to avoid major problem.

2. Irritant Contact Eczema or Contact Dermatitis- It is probably the easiest type of Eczema that occurs on particular areas of the skin. There are mainly two kinds: Irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis. The first type can cause from the environmental irritants like using detergents, chemicals, soaps, perfumes or wearing jewelry and even synthetic clothes. And the second one occurs after getting in contact with allergens like dust mites, pollens and animal dander. It can be easily diagnosed and treated.

3. Asteatotic Eczema- this type of eczema is simple and easy to recognize. It is commonly found in elders those suffer from typical dry, cracked skin. Over usage of soap that leads to dry skin and cause asteatotic eczema. It is also known as winter itch or xerotic eczema.

4. Varicose Eczema- It is also found in older people who suffer from poor blood circulation in the lower leg causes fluid to leak out known as Varicose Veins or Thrombosis in the legs. This type of eczema appear like dark patches on the skin, itchiness, redness, swelling and sometime in poor cases symptoms are like skin ulcers. Also known as statis eczema and gravitational eczema.

5. Nummular Eczema- It look like round lesions occur on the arms and legs and normally adults are the sufferer. They are very itchy, red and scaly, also known as discoid eczema.

6. Scalp Eczema- Often it looks like as dandruff or flaky patches on the scalp. Both adults and infant can be affected by this and also it can gradually spread on the face. It is also called Seborrhoeic Eczema, Seborrhoeic Dermatitis and Cradle Cap.

If you are facing any skin condition which is similar to the ones explained above do not hesitate to consult a dermatologist. Remember, the sooner the condition is diagnosed the more the chances are of it getting healed faster!