TREATMENT of ECZEMA
Eczema is a common, non-contagious, dry skin condition which can lead to dry, scaly skin with some redness and itching, though in more severe cases the skin can crack, bleed, and/or crust. “It’s a chronic inflammatory skin condition involving a disruption of the skin barrier and an unbest way to prevent eczema scarring is to effectively prevent and manage itching in the first place. “When the itch is out of control, patients do the most damage. Keeping the skin well moisturized and nails trimmed and smoothed go a long way to reduce the risk of eczema scarring balance of usually from post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) or residual redness from inflammation which may hyper- or hypopigment. “The most important thing is to maintain a healthy skin barrier by using a gentle cleanser twice daily and moisturizer twice daily without any harsh ingredients,” Other key ingredients including vitamin C, niacinamide and aloe vera can assist with evening our skin tone, minimizing inflammation, and boosting collagen production. “Oatmeal baths for 30 minutes a day can also help remove dead skin cells, calm inflammation and restore hydration while reducing scarring, “But, should the scarring be severe, we [dermatologists] can certainly use laser resurfacing or other types of lasers to lessen the redness eczema is located it should be treated differently. “For example, eyelids and sensitive skin areas like underarms, inguinal folds and lips will be treated with a lighter strength corticosteroid than the scalp can experience a few different conditions which may look like eczema, however could be a form of seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis or fungal infection. Therefore, always see a dermatologist to help diagnose the condition. Depending on the condition, there are different shampoos, gels and creams containing ingredients such as coal tar, salicylic acid, corticosteroid or selenium sulphide You’ll also want a good moisturizer in cream, lotion, or ointment form.
Most importantly be in touch with your Dermatologist and follow their instructions..
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