Eczema and Dermatitis

Eczema or dermatitis is a general term to describe various types of inflamed skin conditions. The dermatitis (or eczema) are recognize for producing bouts of inflammation in the skin with redness and itching long. “Atopic” dermatitis differs from the previous ones, which tend to be accompany by problems of asthma and allergies.

The word “dermatitis” means inflammation of the skin. “Atopic” refers to diseases that are inherit, and include other problems of the same “family” as they would be asthma and allergy.

Eczema or dermatitis are catalogue by dry skin, flushed, with very irritated areas that produce intense itching. When you scratch the irritation, this is expanding rapidly. It can appear anywhere on the body how the cheeks, forehead, legs, scalp, ankles, back of knees and armpits.

Between 10 and 20% of the population suffers problems of skin inflammation, which tend to be cause by a mixture of hereditary factors, as well as external factors such as stress or an abnormal part of the body’s immune system response..

•    How can prevent eczema and dermatitis

Outbreaks can prevented by following a few tips:1. Hydrate the area frequently with a moisturizing body milk free of chemicals.2. Avoid sudden temperature changes, how very hot showers.3. Reduce stress through exercise, meditation, etc.4. Avoid fabrics “itching” such as wool.5. Of cotton dress and wear 100% cotton linens.6. Avoid irritating or aggressive detergents and use natural or ecological detergents as the Eco bola, which does not carry any type of chemical.7. Avoid soaps and gels of shower with ingredients of synthesis and use natural products without synthetic perfumes or SLS.8. Watch your diet to determine which type of food causes your outbreaks (tend to be bundled with the milk and its derivatives, hydrogenated fats, wheat, gluten)..

•    How is eczema or dermatitis treated?

So far, there is no any treatment 100% effective. However, the best way to treat inflamed and irritated skin is to wash the skin with how soft and antibacterial shower gel. The Gel of shower tree of tea from Aleppo SOAP, followed by an immediate hydration of the skin with a product highly moisturizing and natural to “trap” the moisture in the skin and prevent it from drying out. We advise you to use products with soothing properties as Aloe Vera Gel 100% Natural or some cream or oil-based Marigold.

Many times recommended creams with steroids and steroids to reduce itching and inflammation. In addition, although these creams remove the itch quickly, if used too often, may have a rebound effect, since some scientific studies have proved. These ingredients make thinner the skin, producing at the same time more inflammation and more itching over time, and in some cases provocanda acne-like eruptions..

•    How is a child or infant with atopic dermatitis or eczema?

There are studies that show that babies who are breastfed longer have less problems with skin sensitivity. Babies are difficult to treat because they cannot resist the intense itching, which causes eczema. The best way to help them is hydrate them frequently with a natural oil or a body milk without perfume nor chemical ingredients. To bathe them, use gentle products for sensitive skin. Clean your room frequently to prevent dust and allergy triggers. Wearing cotton clothes free of synthetic fabrics such as polyester.

This information is provide only for educational purposes. Consult your doctor if you think you have eczema, dermatitis, or any type of skin problem.