Eczema is a kind of skin disease that causes one of the most irritating skin conditions to the person whom it affects. Although this disease is known to be extremely common among the school-going children, eczema is also found among the certain adults that lasts the whole life.
With the knowledge of the symptoms of the ailment, one can take a step forward to conquer the disease itself. Itchy and dry red patches of the skin in different areas of the body, swelling of the skin, discoloration and darkening of the affected areas of the skin, unbearable itchiness leading to constant scratching and ultimately bleeding in the affected areas of the skin etc are some of the common symptoms of the ailment.
Dry skin, dust, pollen, diet ingredients, detergents, shoes, certain fabrics, perfumes, cold and dry winds are some of the causes of eczema. However eczema can never be cured. There are certain preventive measures that can be taken in order to deal with it:
Certain foods: There are certain foods that are responsible for the disease. The affected person is required to identify that particular diet ingredient and abstain from it. Thereby the cause of eczema can be dealt with properly.
Wet skin: The person suffering from eczema needs to keep the skin dry after taking bath. The water should not be allowed to dry up on the skin itself as it is considered to be one of the potent factors of eczema aggravation.
Detergents and soaps: Detergents and soaps need to be avoided as much as possible as it can cause further irritation to the inflamed skin. On the other hand, certain soaps are available in the markets that are made of certain herbal ingredients. These soaps can be particularly used on the affected areas of the body.
Synthetic fibers and jewelry: The person affected by eczema needs to be aware of the synthetic fiber clothing, spectacles, furs, footwear, artificial jewelries etc as these can cause the disease to aggravate.
Dry climate: It is best for the person suffering from eczema to avoid places that have cold and dry climate.