Eczema (Dermatitis)


Eczema and dermatitis are similar terms used to describe an itchy rash with inflamed skin.

atopic-dermatitis-foot-160Symptoms can range in severity from mild itching and redness to severe blistering and cracked skin.

There are many types of dermatoses that may be categorized by the following:

Types of Eczema

Some of the most common forms of dermatitis (eczema) include the following:

Dermatitis can be short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic). Acute dermatitis usually appears as a red rash, which may be blistered or swollen. When the dermatitis becomes chronic, the skin may become thickened, rough, and darker than the surrounding skin due to prolonged scratching.

Eczema Treatment

The recommended treatment for eczema will depend on several variables, including the type of eczema, it’s cause and severity.

Finding the underlying cause of dermatitis is one of the primary steps of treatment.

The dry irritated skin can be treated with one or more of the following medications:

Tips for avoiding flare-ups include: