Tuesday, October 23, 2012

What is dermatitis?

What is dermatitis?

Dermatitis is namely a skin disease that is characterized by inflammation on the skin. Most common in children during their first year, it is commonly known as eczema, dermatitis or atopy. One form of eczema, the disease has similar characteristics that are it forms scaly red patches on the skin. The most common places where it occurs include forehead, chin, elbow and cheeks etc. However it may spread to joint creases such as elbow and knees. Mostly children are afflicted in such case.

Dermatitis can be categorized into two major categories namely: contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis. The former is caused by the exposure of skin to specific substance which causes reaction while the latter is caused by the overproduction of oil glands. The most common form of the latter case in adults can be seen in the form of dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis resolves by itself but may reappear if the triggering substance is not kept in check. On the other hand, contact dermatitis takes longer to cure and require tedious treatment.

However for treatment, firstly it is important to recognize the symptoms of the disease. The symptoms of both the types of dermatitis are similar which involves red scaly skin. In certain situation certain blisters may also appear which are filled with clear liquid. Swelling is also seen in certain cases. Along with the apparent symptoms, the person might also experience high heart beat, problem in swallowing substances etc.

The causes of dermatitis are different for both the types. So firstly it is important to recognize the type of dermatitis you are dealing with. You can evaluate the causes only after recognizing the type as both have different reasons for their emergence. The contact dermatitis usually occurs due to exposure to a certain substance that does not suit you causing allergies and rashes. On the other hand, the other type of dermatitis is caused due to the overproduction of oil by the oil glands which cannot resolve by it but it has to be treated with regular treatment and takes ample amount of time to heal and recover.

As soon as you notice the symptoms, try medicating it at your own level and then see the doctor as soon as possible. The treatment of contact dermatitis is not mandatory as it can heal all by itself. The only thing you need to do is recognize the substance that is causing such irritation. Stop using it thereafter and all the problems will soon heal.

However the seborrheic dermatitis must be treated with proper care. Upon confirming that you are suffering with it, try to keep the infected area clean by washing it by water and then an antiseptic. Choose an appropriate mild lotion to apply on the skin to remove the roughness and dryness caused by the disease. In case the disease has spread to a wider area, you must see a doctor to take meditative help which also takes ample amount of time to heal and get back to normal.

Friday, October 5, 2012


Psoriasis is a common skin disease prevalent in men and women of almost every age and color. It has also been noticed that the problem worsens in colder weather. There are namely five types of psoriasis: plaque, pustular, inverse, guttate and erythrodermic. The most common among them is plaque which is characterized by dark red or white rashes. It is a common myth among people that psoriasis is contagious but it should be known that the disease don’t spread by touching someone infected.

Though psoriasis does not have any permanent cure yet one can take proper medications in order to control it. Psoriasis can be the cause of social embarrassment for many. Thus one has to deal with it affectively in order to cure it. Approaching a doctor is necessary as soon as you see the symptoms of the disease. As it is often said that precaution is better than cure, so is not the case when talking about psoriasis as the reason for the disease is still unknown. Genetic and hormonal disorders may be one of the causes which obviously cannot be prevented.

Many people are unable to understand that they are suffering from psoriasis. The time they realize it, it has spread to a huge extent and takes ample amount of time to get rid of it. Thus it is always advisory that if you start noticing any kind rashes or marks on your skin that prevails for longer than two days, go see the doctor soon. It is not always guaranteed to be psoriasis but then if it is, you can start the treatment as soon as possible. Always remember, the earlier you start the medication, the faster you will be able to get rid of it!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Psoriasis Symtoms

Psoriasis: symptoms and treatment :

Psoriasis is a skin disease that is not contagious and involves dry, thick, red rashes on the skin. There is no specific cause for psoriasis but only hormonal misbalance that causes the lymphocytes in the blood cells to develop rapidly in uneven fashion. Though it can happen at any place, the majorly affected areas include knees and elbows. It is to be understood that psoriasis is not curable yet it can be controlled through medication. Genetics is also an important factor that might be the reason behind the disease in some cases.

The severity of the disease may vary from people to people. Some people have so light occurrence that they don’t even notice it. However it is advisory to recognize it in the initial stage itself and start taking precautionary measures from the beginning. Giving a chance to psoriasis to grow is like inviting danger. Psoriasis is a long term, non curable disease that is characterized by black red rashes. In most of the cases, after taking certain amount of medication the rashes disappear slowly but by the passing of time, it starts appearing again. It is utterly important for them to notice these symptoms quickly after they emerge and start taking the medication as soon as possible. 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Babies get eczema

Lack of proper care and exposure to unwanted heat may also cause eczema in children. Many a times it is seen that people don’t pay attention to their child’s health and ignore the threat of skin diseases. The child suffers from dry skin which further leads to itchy rashes. These rashes don’t take much longer to turn into eczema. Thus ignorance to your child’s health may also lead to eczema. Babies get eczema due to allergy to a specific substance too! Eczema rashes may also occur due to allergies. These allergies can be the result of certain edible product or the ones which you apply to your baby’s skin. However in such cases, it becomes very difficult for a parent to recognize which substance is causing the allergy. In such situations it is advisable to notice the substance which you have started using recently. Stop using that specific substance and wait for the rashes to disappear. However the rashes won’t disappear quickly all by themselves. You need to take proper medication and care to reduce them. These medications may include medicines from a doctor or certain home remedies that could help eliminate the problem.

No matter what the reason is, babies get eczema very easily and quickly because their skin is more delicate as compared to ours. If proper care is not given to them, they might get prone to certain diseases which could keep occurring and it becomes very difficult then to cure it. So if you wish to prevent your child from such disease, you should take proper care at all the times and see to it to that child does not get exposed to any of the eczema triggers!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

How do babies get eczema?

How do babies get eczema?

Babies getting eczema is quite a normal problem now days. In fact it has been surveyed that eczema is most prevalent in children between the age group of 2 to 5 years. The reason for eczema is still unknown however it has been experimented that genetics poses a major threat in children. So if you or your ancestors had the same problem, no wonder you baby has it! There is no precaution for this disease however you can control its occurrences and frequencies.

If you know it from the beginning that your child can get the disease, you can definitely take some precautionary measures to keep it in control and avoid further problems. Eczema can be worse in situations where proper care is not taken. Thus it is mandatory for you to look after your child and see to it whether he gets eczema or not. In case you know in advance, you can keep a regular check and can start taking the cure as early as possible. The cure for eczema may involve simple routine of washing the rashes and applying an antiseptic. This may also involve keeping your child in cool environment. Babies get eczema quite often due to other reasons too. Obviously genetics is one major issue why people get eczema however there are other reasons too! 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

What is Eczema?

After understanding what is eczema and the ways in which it can be treated, almost everyone will then be interested in knowing the reasons behind it. The reason behind eczema is unknown to medical world too! In spite of the various experiments, the reasons behind was not found. Although dryness and not keeping the skin clean may form some of the basic yet not evidentiary reasons.

However there is a certain lifestyle recommended for dealing with eczema and for preventing it to come back. Regular intake of healthy diet, avoiding alcohol and smoking, taking minerals and vitamins can help you avoid the disease to a great extend. However if you still are suffering from eczema, you are always free to take the cure that are available both in the forms of medications and home remedies. No matter which strategy you are opting for, it is the key rule to keep your skin clean and moisturized at all the times. Let the skin breathe and everything will heal accordingly.

You can always consult the doctor for medical treatment in case you are suffering from it for a longer time or your eczema comes and goes quite often. It is advisory to take the medications as soon as possible and don’t wait for the situations to worsen.

Monday, September 17, 2012

What is eczema ?

What is eczema?

There are millions and zillions of diseases explored yet! A common man is not only unknown to them but also to their symptoms. They are only unknown to popular diseases prevalent among common men. It might also be the case that people might know the symptoms yet they might not know the name of the disease which is in case of eczema. According to a recent survey, more than forty percent of the people today are suffering from.

Skin diseases are quite common among people today and so is eczema but in order to deal with it efficiently, you must first understand what is eczema? In non-medical terms, eczema may be defined as a skin disease evident in the form of thick rashes with itching and irritation. However it must also be noted that every rash occurred on the skin is not eczema at all. Eczema rashes are thick, scaly, and dry and may cause a lot of irritation and itching. Though there are several medications available for eczema, one must not try them without medical prescription. However you can always try the home remedies for eczema which do not have many side effects.

If you recognized that you are suffering from eczema, you must first try to understand what eczema is and what it is all about. Dealing with eczema might be both easy and difficult at the same time. Most common among children, the disease can be easily seen in adults too. The irritation and itching might frustrate you to such an extent that you might wish to get rid of it as soon as possible but it is very important to understand that patience is the key to get rid of eczema.