Eczema on Elbows Pictures - 9 Photos & Images
Eczema is not a single health condition but a recognizable reaction pattern seen in a number of skin diseases.
Atopic dermatitis, a common causes of eczema, is more prevalent in those with asthma and hay fever.
Eczema signs and symptoms include tiny blisters (vesicles) that can weep and ooze, eventually producing crusted, thickened plaques of skin. It is almost always quite itchy.
It is important to distinguish the different causes of eczema because effective treatments often differ.
If eczema is produced by skin exposure to a specific substance, it can be helpful to avoid it.
Keeping the skin healthy and moisturized can prevent certain kinds of eczema.
You may have Atopic Dermatitis if:
- Your skin is dry and reddened and, unlike dry and very dry skin, it cannot be cured, only managed.
- Your skin is prone to scaling, thickening and cracking. Skin is intensely itchy and has a tendency to reddening and inflammation. This is not only caused by moisture deficiency but also a disruption of fatty acid metabolism which leads to a breakdown of the skin barrier function.
- Your dry skin experiences flare-ups where it appears reddenend,irritated, itchy and inflamed . This may be all at the same time or just one or two of these symptoms.