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Eczema (Dry)

Updated: Nov 7, 2023

Eczema (Dry)

Eczema is referred to a common skin condition called 'atopic dermatitis'. In this condition, the skin is usually swollen, red in color, irritated and itchy.Other types of eczema include hand dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis. The mild type of seborrheic dermatitis in dandruff. Dermatitis generally develops after frequent exposure to a mild irritant such as a detergent, soap, skin cream, battery acid etc. Allergic contact dermatitis develops when an allergen touches the skin such as poison ivy and nickel. The exact cause of various types of eczema is not fully known. According to reports, eczema may be due to factors including inheriting certain genes and having an over-active immune system.

Eczema can affect people of any age. The condition is most common in infants and may permanently resolve by the age of 3 or more. In other people, eczema tends to recur throughout life. People with eczema are reported to have a family history of the condition. Globally, more than 10-20% of children and 2-3% of adults are believed to have eczema. Eczema is more common in girls than in boys. Eczema is not a contagious disease.

The symptoms of eczema may include dry and reddened skin that itches or burns. The appearance of eczema varies from person to person and in tenseitching is generally the first symptom in most people with eczema. Eczema may lead to blisters and oozing lesions and repeated scratching may lead to thickened & crusty skin. Eczema can affect any region of the body, but typically occurs on the face, neck, insides of the elbows and knees. In kids, it typically occurs on the forehead, cheeks, forearms, legs, scalp and neck.

Eczema provokes the person to scratch the affected area due to the irritation that is developed.�A person who is affected with eczema is advised not to scratch the affected area, but unable to do so. Infact, the unbearable irritation can't resist from scratching and continuous scratching further leads to the spread of the rash to a greater area and other than the affected region.

In most people, whose skin is dry in nature, eczema occurs and increases during winter season. The affected region becomes itchy with multiple cracks and the skin turns red & inflamed. Contact eczema is curable, provided the patient follows strict measures and as advised by the doctor. The patient should not expose himself to the substance or material that will cause eczema.

According to some physicians, there is no complete cure to eczema. But, precautions such as change in diet plans etc. can help slow down the process. Commonly used medications for the treatment of eczema may include antibiotics, immune-suppressants, itch-relief lotions, moisturizers and creams. The main aim of eczema treatment is to control itching, reduce skin inflammation, clear infection and reduce new lesions. The type of medication prescribed mostly depends on many factors which may include the type of eczema, past treatment and the patient's medical history. Topical medication is frequently prescribed for application to the affected skin.

In Ayurveda, eczema is termed as 'vicharchika' and it is caused due to the vitiation of all the three doshas i.e. vata, pitta and kapha. The Ayurvedic treatments for eczema comprises of natural herbs. Ayurveda considers eczema as a constitutional disease and its cause is deep-seated within the body. External medications are not considered effective in the treatment of eczema. The herbal treatment attempts at curing eczema from its root level. The natural herbal remedies help to purify the blood of the affected patient and other related complications.

Herbal treatments for eczema come from different parts of the world. The Indian herbs are pure, natural and more effective for the treatment of eczema. Our herbal remedies help to boost body's immune system and are free from any chemicals. Regular use of our herbal supplements will prevent the likelihood of appearance of flare ups which is characterized by redness, itching and swelling. The patients suffering from eczema will get relief from itching. The herbs will further control its spread to other areas of the body.

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