Eczema is a skin disorder, which results in inflammation of the skin. The inflammation causes itching , redness and discomfort. Eczema is a greek word which means `to boil’. Eczema mostly occurs in children and infants. It seldom is seen in adults. However, it can also affect an adult who has previously suffered. There is itching of the skin in all stages.
Eczema is also called dermatitis. This is a non-contagious disease.
There are many types of eczema. They are contact eczema, which is caused when an allergen comes in contact with the skin. Atopic eczema is a type of eczema which is passed on genetically. Neurodermatitis is another variant of Eczema caused by wearing tight clothes. Stasis dermatitis causes a discoloured skin.
- Rough patchy , red skin mainly on faces, hands, armpits, elbows and knees.
- Inflamed , itchy skin, scratch marks on the irritated skin.
- Blisters or cracks which may bleed sometimes.
- Weeping sores , with watery , crusty yellow discharges in severe cases.
- Disturbed sleep patterns
Eczema can be caused by low acid levels in the stomach and poor digestion. Food allergies , stress and other sensitivities also may cause eczema. Hereditary , imbalanced immune system , poor detoxification are other causes of eczema. Faulty metabolism , constipation, menstrual stress , jealousy and frustration and other emotions also cause eczema.
Deficiency or inability to process essential fatty acids also can cause eczema. Suppressive drug treatment of another disease also may cause eczema.