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Eczema In Infants

Long time no share articles, I am quite busy at a new job. But I will not forget this blog to continue to share. This time I will share knowledge about eczema in infants.

Signs of eczema baby that the baby's skin color will be red and crusty like. It is common in the early months of your baby's age. There are several cases of baby eczema looks very intimidating because of the majority of the skin. Eczema in babies is a common thing and we can do to reduce the effect of therapy. But first we need to know if our baby eczema or other skin diseases.

Eczema in infants (eczema baby / infant eczema) is also called atopic dermatitis appear in 10% -15% of infants. Characteristics are red patches appear to be felt itchy, dry, and rough. Eczema can appear anywhere on the body but mostly found on the cheeks and folds in the baby's hands and feet. Sometimes confused with the symptoms of eczema Cradle Crap (both red spots on the skin). Only cradle crap will usually disappear when the baby is 8 months old. Cradle Crap also usually only occurs on the scalp, sides of the nose, eyelids and eyebrows, and behind the ears.

Why Emerging eczema in infants?
Eczema is caused when the body makes too little ceramides. Ceramides are fat cells that helps to provide protection to the skin. If you do not have enough of Ceramides skin will lose water and become very dry.

Heredity is a major factor when baby eczema. If your mother or father had a history of eczema, babies are much more likely to be affected as well. Another factor is the presence of defects in the skin barrier that allows moisture is lost and the germs get into.

Is eczema in babies will heal by itself or continuous?
Fortunately, most children will be lost irritation itching eczema before school age. Only a small portion of eczema symptoms is carried into adulthood.

What triggers eczema in infants / children?
Each baby may have different factors. However there are some general eczema triggers to avoid:
Dry skin
This is often caused by low humidity, usually in an air-conditioned room. Dry skin can make more baby eczema itch.

Note on baby clothes worn, perfume, body soap, and everything will be in contact with baby's skin. It can all trigger eczema flare baby. Choose the type of clothing that uses organic materials, and also needs to choose a soap-shampoo baby skin is very sensitive.

When a child / infant stress can raise the itching, skin irritation, and other eczema symptoms increase.

Heat and sweat
Both heat and sweat can make baby eczema itch worse.

Allergens. There is still debate whether food allergies in children trigger eczema. Some experts believe that eliminating cow's milk, peanuts, eggs, or certain fruits of a child's diet can help control the symptoms of eczema.

Thus this article, may be useful for you. Note the cleanliness and food intake in infants and your children. Thank you

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Nummular Eczema
Dyshidrotic Eczema

Nummular Eczema

Nummular Eczema
Nummular Eczema

What Is Nummular Eczema?

Nummular eczema, also known as nummular dermatitis or discoid eczema, is a chronic condition that produces coin-shaped spots on the skin. These spots are often itchy and may ooze or become crusty.

Most common in elderly men, nummular eczema is a relatively uncommon condition that is not contagious.

Nummular eczema, also known as nummular dermatitis or discoid eczema, is a chronic condition that produces coin-shaped spots on the skin. These spots are often itchy and may ooze or become crusty.

Most common in elderly men, nummular eczema is a relatively uncommon condition that is not contagious.

What Causes Nummular Eczema?

There is no known cause of nummular eczema. Many people with nummular eczema also have a personal or family history of allergies, asthma, or atopic dermatitis (a skin condition that causes itchy or scaly rashes). Often, people with nummular eczema have sensitive skin that is easily irritated.

The following reportedly worsens symptoms:
  •     temperature changes (especially hot or cold conditions)
  •     stress
  •     dry skin
  •     environmental irritants, such as soaps, detergents, metals, and formaldehyde

Rarely, a medication allergy may be implicated.

The following conditions may increase your risk of developing nummular eczema:
  •     living in a cold, dry climate
  •     having dry skin
  •     having poor blood flow or swelling in the legs
  •     having another type of eczema or dermatitis
  •     having injured skin (from an injury, insect bite, or allergic reaction)
  •     having a bacterial infection on the skin

Symtoms For Nummular Eczema?

The symptoms for Nummular eczema include the following:
  • itching
  • skin problem or abnormality
  • skin redness
  • skin bump
  • is your skin lesion or abnormality a patch or patches that are greater than half a penny in diameter?
  • would you describe your skin problem or abnormality as round?
  • rough skin issues
  • blisters
  • oozing skin lesion
  • rash

You don't have to have all of the symptoms above to be diagnosed with Nummular eczema. Take the diagnostic quiz to determine whether you may have this disease.

Diagnosing Nummular Eczema

To diagnose nummular eczema, your doctor will ask about your family medical history and visually inspect your skin. Skin biopsies (removal of a small piece of skin to be tested) may be used to help rule out other conditions, such as an infection.

If your doctor suspects the lesions are a result of an allergic reaction, he or she may do allergy testing as well. This may include skin tests, blood tests, or elimination and challenge tests to determine what, if any, substances you are allergic to.


As there is no cure for this condition, nummular eczema treatment is aimed at alleviating the symptoms. However, right diagnosis is very much important, as tests have to be conducted, so as to rule out the possibility of other diseases. One of the most important part of the treatment is the avoidance of triggers and maintaining a well moisturized skin. Emollients are used to reduce the dryness of the skin, itching, scaling and burning sensations. Topical steroids are also prescribed for chronic cases, to reduce the irritation and other symptoms. While, stronger ones are used for a few days at repeated intervals, mild ones can be used daily, if instructed by the doctor. Some of the affected people may respond well to antibiotics, especially, those with oozing lesions. In case of severe itching, antihistamines may also be prescribed. Ultraviolet treatment for a prolonged period is found to be effective in controlling the condition in some people.

To conclude, it is always recommended to avoid triggers. Some people resort to natural remedies and alternative medicine for relief from this skin disorder. According to some health experts, avoiding allergens like, dairy products, gluten rich foods and food additives, may prove beneficial in reducing the symptoms associated with nummular eczema. However, self medication must be strictly avoided.

Dyshidrotic Eczema

Dyshidrotic Eczema

Dyshidrotic Eczema

Dyshidrotic eczema, or dyshidrosis, is a skin condition in which blisters develop on the soles of your feet and/or the palms of your hands. The blisters are usually itchy and may be filled with fluid. Blisters normally last for about three weeks and may be related to seasonal allergies or stress.


What Causes Dyshidrotic Eczema?

Although the causes of dyshidrotic eczema are not understood, the condition seems to be related to the weather. Dyshidrotic eczema strikes most often in the hot, humid summer months, or in winter months, when the air is dry and cold.

Factors that can lead to an outbreak of dyshidrotic eczema blisters are:
  • Hands that are frequently wet, from work exposure or frequent hand washing
  • Exposure to harsh chemicals that may irritate the hands
  • A history of previous skin irritations, including eczema in other areas
  • A history of asthma or seasonal allergies
  • A history of contact dermatitis, which is an allergic reaction due to contact with particular substances, such as nickel



Small fluid-filled blisters called vesicles appear on the fingers, hands, and feet. They are most common along the edges of the fingers, toes, palms, and soles. These blisters can be very itchy. They also cause scaly patches of skin that flake  or get red, cracked, and painful.

Scratching leads to skin changes and skin thickening. Large blisters may cause pain.


Exams and Tests

Your health care provider may be able to diagnose this condition by looking at your skin.

A skin biopsy may be needed to rule out other causes, such as a fungal infection.

If your doctor thinks the condition may be due to an allergic reaction, allergy testing (patch testing) may be done.

Prevention of Dyshidrotic Eczema

A person that has dyshidrotic eczema can take some preventative measures to avoid onsets. Allowing feet to air dry often and managing sweating or excessive dryness. Avoiding jewelry and other objects made of nickel. Avoid unnecessary exposure to chemicals such as scented soaps and regular laundry detergents with UV brighteners, or detergents that require fabric softener. They should Bath with (residue free) soaps that are gentle and rinse completely. Also be sure to use lukewarm water when rinsing or bathing.

The conditions may further be improved by managing stress and learning to express thoughts and feelings to others.


Dyshidrotic Eczema Treatment

There is no ultimate cure for this condition; instead the aim of the treatment course is to stabilize the patient’s symptoms. In order to avoid the worsening of the disease here are some helpful tips to follow:
  •  Avoid scratching the hands. This can only worsen the state of the skin problem.
  •  Take oral antihistamines. This can provide relief from the itchiness and can also facilitate sleep.
  •  Ointment or creams. These are best applied two times a day and every after hand washing. Petroleum jelly is best to avoid dryness and to reduce itchiness.
  •  Apply corticosteroid cream or ointments. These are helpful in reducing the inflammation. These creams include tacrolimus or pimecrolimus.
  •  When the condition has come to a point that it cannot be controlled, steroid pills are provided.
  •  Jewelry or rings can house bacteria. Usual cleaning and disinfecting them can avoid you the harm of having this skin condition.
  •  After washing hands dry them and apply a moisturizer so to avoid dryness.
  •  Cotton gloves are recommended. The use of water-proof gloves is not suitable especially when a person has already developed the skin disorder.
In order to attain good prognosis, one should be compliant with the treatment provided for. The doctor’s order should be followed accordingly. Even though there is no definite cure for this skin disorder, the symptoms can be controlled by following the steps above. We can also avoid complications such as severe pain and secondary bacterial infections if we follow the following guidelines above.