Eczema is a very common skin disease in dermatology.
Eczema is a very common pathology in dermatology. This is the second most common skin disease after acne. It is characterized by painful and unsightly symptoms: dryness, itching, redness, skin lesions, bleeding, cracks, thickening of the skin …
This non-contagious disease can be chronic (regular outbreaks) or acute (a single episode) and can affect all parts of the body: hands, legs, feet, back, scalp, face, neck…
In 30 years the number of people with eczema has tripled in industrialized countries.
There are several types of :
- Irritant or allergic contact eczema is caused by environmental aggressions, such as frequent exposure to water, contact with chemicals, a reaction to an allergen (makeup, household products, foods, medications…).
- Secondly, atopic eczema is chronic eczema that mainly affects children but can last until adolescence and adulthood. Specific daily skin care is required, while medical treatment is needed to control flare-ups.
Regardless of the type, appropriate skin care and topical treatments, such as corticosteroids, may be required for each attack. If this is not effective, other treatment options are available. Talk to your dermatologist!
This information is not a substitute for medical advice.
It is imperative that you seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition.