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How Eczema can take its toll on your life

Eczema Can Take It's Toll

As a person who suffers from eczema I can tell you this condition is something that most who suffer with would agree they could live without. Eczema is a skin condition where the skin has dry itchy patches of skin or rashes that frequently occur. In the most severe cases it can be embarrassing and affect your social life and your self esteem.Eczema is considered an allergic disease.

Eczema is seen very commonly with asthmatic patients and is thought to be cause by unusually clean environments. It has been suggested that eczema occurs from reaction to secretions from household dust mites. The reaction varies from person to person depending on how bad their allergy is. Stress can also be a significant trigger for an eczema outbreak.

In the worse cases of eczema symptoms can include, itchy patches of skin, rashes, blistering, oozing, redness, bleeding, and skin edema or in simpler terms swelling.

Scratching an open sore on your eczema can create a scar or skin discoloration in the healing processed that will take time to go back to normal and in some cases is permanent. Many people with the disease in its worse are embarrassed to go out in public in fear people will treat them badly and stare. This takes a toll on one's mentality and often leads to depression especially in adolescence.

As far as treatment goes it is a trial and error process to see what works best for your symptoms. There are corticosteroids that are injected or orally taken are best for severe cases of eczema proving to significantly lessen the symptoms of eczema. Though these can bring great improvement to those suffering, there are much like in any other treatment some possible side effects that may not be worth the beneficial value of this treatment. Another simple treatment that can cause some relief are moisturizers which help with the dryness and itching. It's best to find a moisturizer that is unscented and hasn't got an oily texture. In some extreme case when eczema does not respond to other treatments immunosuppressant drugs are prescribed. These weaken the immune system and can provide dramatic improvement to symptoms but can take a major toll on ones body. If these are prescribed you will have to be closely monitored by your doctor and have many blood tests to make sure you do not get sick. All treatments for eczema are to treat the symptoms of eczema and give patients relief. There is no known cure for eczema.Drinking plenty of water can have some benefits to your comfort as well.
Eczema can have a variety of triggers such as a food allergy or even environmentally like previously stated. It is important that if you have severe cases of eczema outbreak that you take note to anything you may have changed such as laundry detergent, a new good, or a new place and discuss this with your doctor.

Though Eczema can not be cured it can be treated even in its most severe state.

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