Eczema affects 3% of the world population. This disease isn’t a global problem yet, but with time the number of patients is increasing. Its danger is in a severe and chronic course with periods of remissions and aggravations.
An experienced dermatologist will correctly determine the type of eczema and prescribe medications. The patient’s role in the treatment process is not less important. In our articles and this review, we talk about eczema in general. You will find information about treatment and prevention, and the measures that every patient can provide.
Eczema is an old name for all types of dermatoses, which have very different symptoms. Dermatologists divide about ten kinds of eczema. In addition to well-known eczema and common among children atopic dermatitis, neurodermatitis, there is also varicose eczema and seborrheic eczema. Eczema is often confused with psoriasis.
Almost anything can cause eczema. Usually, there is not just one reason, but a number of factors. The most common reasons are allergic reactions, especially with dry and sensitive skin, hereditary predisposition, immune disorders, stress, inadequate nutrition, and lifestyle, etc.
Eczema is often an allergic reaction to food or household chemicals. Moreover, if you already have symptoms, the body becomes vulnerable and any allergenic product can worsen the skin condition. Therefore, dermatologists very often prescribe diet therapy to speed up and prolong periods of remission.
We suggest the initial list of ten prohibited and eight recommended foods with eczema. Here is a guide on what to exclude or limit, and what to add to the diet. An article about triggers in your diet will help you to figure out the healthy nutrition.
With the help of these easy recommendations, you will manage a well-balanced diet and improve your health. The last link includes an article about prevention of eczema in infants.
Over a third of all cases of eczema happens due to stress. The stress factor is confirmed by the presence of eczema in patients with a number of mental and neurological disorders.
Stress affects our skin in several ways. It increases the level of histamine, the mediator of an allergic reaction, changes the hormonal balance, increases the number of catecholamines. More details on the side effects, treatment, and prevention of stress-related eczema in this article.
General recommendations on healthy lifestyle will help not only eczema and other skin disease patients, but everyone who wants to enjoy life and stay fit.
Perhaps we should be grateful for our illnesses since they help us to be more careful and not take good health for granted.
We have a choice to be healthy or not every day: when we take a shower, moisturize our skin, eat, work. The basic rules of daily habits will help to postpone the next relapse of eczema for a long time. Information about the skin care rules will help you understand the importance of certain procedures. Another article that includes a number of easy but important tips for healthy skin,
Eczema is not the end. If you follow several rules and recommendations, unpleasant symptoms will bother you very rarely. Enjoy your life, we hope that our articles will help you!