Eczema is a very common skin disorder. Did you know for example, that more than 10% of all Danes suffer from some form of eczema? Both children and adults may be bothered by eczema, but it is contagious, fortunately not. Additionally, there are good opportunities to treat the symptoms of eczema.
On this page you can learn about different types of eczema, so you hopefully find out how to relate to your specific symptoms.
Know your type of eczema
Some people get eczema once or a few times in their lives. Others suffer from eczema in greater or lesser extent throughout life. There may be multiple causes of eczema depending on the type. Inheritance can play a role, as can environment.
Generally, eczema is not a dangerous disorder. There is no doubt that it is annoying to have eczema, but with the right treatment, you can experience improvement in your symptoms. No matter to what extent, you are suffering from eczema, it can be a great idea to know the cause of the outbreak. Toxic contact eczema, allergic-irritative eczema and atopic eczema is one of the typical types of eczema.
1 - Toxic contact eczema
If your skin is prone to irritation, you may be suffering from contact dermatitis. This eczema disease typically occurs, for example if you frequently wash their hands or have frequent contact with detergents. Eczema can appear in the form of redness and swelling of the skin. It is important that the eczema are treated if you want to avoid the allergic eczema spread to other skin areas.
2 - an allergic-irritative eczema
If your skin is exposed to something that causes irritation of the skin and contain substances that cause allergies, there may be an allergic-toxic eczema. Specifically, it means that you are not just exposed to toxic eczema, but also allergic eczema. For example, a deodorant cause toxic eczema in the armpit. If the product contains sensitizing fragrances, it can also cause an allergic eczema.
3 - Atopic dermatitis
Atopic eczema which is also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common form of eczema, as about 20 percent of a year develop. The cause of eczema is unknown, and two thirds grows from the disease before puberty. This type of eczema typically occurs at the ankles and wrists as well as the elbows and knees. If you had - or still have - problems with atopic eczema, you probably have very sensitive skin. Atopic dermatitis is an inherited skin disorder. If one or both parents have this type of eczema, there is therefore a great risk that the child will suffer from atopic eczema.
What can I do to treat my eczema?
Once the eczema occurs, it is important to get a quick and effective treatment. Treating eczema can be divided into local treatment of the skin with gels and creams as well as systematic treatment with tablets and light treatment. Generally, a careful skin care essential if you want to be sure to control the symptoms.
At Nulallergi we offer only products AllergyCertified and thoroughly tested to ensure complete allergy free products. You can find among other creams that protect the skin from eczema. The creams form a protective shield of the irritated skin to protect it against the effects of for instance bacteria. Additionally kept the skin's natural moisture balance, so the skin does not dry out.