Eczema is a skin disease that affects people of any age and with any type of skin. Many people worldwide have eczema. Usually eczema appears in infants. This is a common allergic reaction. Also there may be different environmental and genetic causes. According to different sources and researches about 60%-85% of children under 3 have eczema. Eczema is more common in girls than in boys. Usually it resolves when children are 3 years old. Unfortunately, there are a lot of adults who don’t grow out of eczema.
According to nationaleczema.org eczema is a general term for any type of dermatitis or “itchy rash”. There are several skin diseases that are eczema.
Types of eczema.
There are 4 main types of eczema:
- Atopic eczema
- Contact dermatitis
- Xerotic eczema
- Seborrhoeic dermatitis
Unfortunately, there is no cure for eczema. Nowadays we can only control the symptoms of eczema by reducing inflammation and relieving itching. Eczema treatment is always based upon age, overall health status, and the type and severity of the condition. Dermatologist can pick the most effective treatments for everyone who has eczema.
The main treatments of eczema are:
- Topical immunosuppressants
- Oral and parenteral immunosuppressants
- Itch relief products