Quite mysterious from the name, but serious in a result, Atopic Eczema, or Eczema, is one of the most common diseases in children. Itching of the skin and its turning into red from time to time refer to Atopic Eczema. Eczema is very common in children. But the disease can also cause these conditions to adults. Another name of this irritating disease Atopic Dermatitis. It is the most common type of Eczema that refers to Allergy. Victims of Eczema often experience allergies, Asthma, redness of Skin, and Itchiness. The disease may also occur in some other ways. In total, there are seven different types of Atopic Eczema. And each type has different signs & symptoms and triggers. However, the following three symptoms are common in each type:

  • Dry, Scaly Skin
  • Redness
  • Itching, which may be intense 

The first and most common type of Eczema is Atopic Dermatitis. This type of Eczema usually starts in childhood and continues to get milder in adulthood. This type of disease is also part of Triad. The other two parts of Triad includes Asthma and Hay Fever. It is caused due to a combination of different factors, that includes Genes, Dry Skin, An Immune System Problem, and Triggers in the environment. The combination of these factors makes your skin’s natural barrier weaker. This results in the formation of Atopic Dermatitis. The symptoms for Atopic Dermatitis are listed below:

  • Rashes on your Elbow or Knees, in the form of Creases
  • The affected place may turn lighter / darker or thicker
  • Small Bumps
  • Young kids may experience a rash on their scalp and cheeks
  • Risk of infection while scratching your skin

The other common types of Eczema are as follows:

  • Hand Eczema
  • Dyshidrotic Eczema
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Neuro-Dermatitis
  • Nummular Eczema
  • Stasis Dermatitis

Seeing a Doctor

Must see a doctor or your healthcare advisor if you feel itching and redness on the skin, especially when it does not go away on its own. This might save you from any serious condition. A Skin doctor, called dermatologist, can diagnose and treat Eczema. The diagnosis of Eczema can help to find out which type of Eczema you are suffering with. To understand the condition, a complete medical history and daily routine are required. You must write down what you eat & drink, what skin products & chemicals you use, and what activities you normally do. There are some allergy specialists, that may also perform a patch test. In this test, small patches are placed on your skin for 20 to 30 minutes to check if there occurs a reaction. 

Even though the disease is not much serious, but still it must be treated with proper patient care and the best possible medical services. Because if left untreated, Eczema can disturb your daily life routine. The disease is quite easy to treat. Only a few oral medications and ointment creams are required like Antihistaminessuch (Benadryl), Rayos, Protopic, and Elidel. Other treatment method includes Antibiotics because it treats skin infections. Some Light Therapies may also be performed.