Eczema is the chronic disease related to the skin or outer side of the dermal layer of body. As a result of this disease there are produced scaly rashes on the skin that are itchy and this condition of the dermal layer is persistent in nature. The most commonly occurring eczema is the Atopic Eczema also known as Atopic Dermatitis. Atopic actually indicates that category of diseases that lead to hay fever, asthma and other allergic conditions.
Causes of Eczema:
What exactly causes Eczema is not yet known but it is believed that there are certain overreactions by the immune system of the body in response to some triggers that are not known.
As the matter of fact, Eczema is also found occurring in people who belong to a family in which any ever suffered from asthma or other allergic diseases.
Eczema is also caused when a person has some itchy rash on the skin of any part of body and that rash bloats up if come in contact with a particular condition or substance.
There can be a situation when by mere coming in contact with some coarse or rough material, itchiness starts to develop in that part of the skin.
Many feel excessive heat and cold or abnormal responses of skin to detergent or soaps or dander of animals and develop rashes and itching of skin.
If a person has such skin reactions and at the same time suffering from stress, the situation may get worsen.
Symptoms of Eczema:
The symptoms are shown clearly on the affected portion of the skin. The changes occurring in skin can be:
Blisters with crusts
Tenderness of the skin by scratching
Change in skin color (the skin becomes either abnormally dark or light in shade)
Lichenification: these are thickened areas on skin that feel as hard as leather. This happens after a prolonged infection.
Other than skin, there are certain problems with ears like bleeding and discharge.
Rashes differ in locations-
Children whose age is below two years:
Lesions start to appear on facial skin, feet and hands and scalp.
Adults and children above two years:
Rashes appear on inner portion of elbows and knees.
However if the break out of the disease is sudden, rashes can emerge on any portion of the body.
Precautions & homeopathic treatment for eczema:
Homeopathy says if any of the eruptions or other superficial diseases of the skin are tried to be suppressed, there can be caused more internal severe problems. So it becomes very important to follow necessary Precautions & homeopathic treatment for eczema as this is the only method to remove the deeply set roots of any disease. Various homeopathic remedies for Eczema are:
Arsenicum album- works against anxiousness and restlessness felt during with the disease.
Arum triphyllum- effective against rashes on facial portion or lower portion of the mouth.
Calendula- prevents sensitive skin from catching infections
Graphite- used to cure leathery hard skin due to Eczema
Hepar sulphuris calcareum- for patients of chronic eczema