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Your guide to dealing with Eczema

Updated: Oct 15, 2023

Skin Allergies can be irritating and very painful, Eczema is one such allergic skin condition which is attributed to be very unpleasant, therefore lets read more about the allergy to get a better perspective on dealing with it.

So, what is Eczema?

Also known as atopic dermatitis, Eczema is a skin allergy that is commonly found in infants and children, but adults are also found to be diagnosed with the condition,

it is characterized by an inflamed and patchy skin which almost looks like a red rash.

It is a non-contagious allergy, therefore it cannot be spread from one person to another.

Eczema and its causes

Though one cannot tell how the allergy is caused, it is thought to be triggered when a very sensitive immune system comes in contact with triggers which can lead to an

eczema flare-up(it usually looks like red rash which can be itch and dry).

Some common triggers that lead to flare-ups are-

  • cloths fabrics which are rough like wool

  • high body temperatures

  • allergies caused due to food such as nuts, milk etc.

  • respiratory infections

Symptoms of Eczema

Eczema is usually attributed to symptoms such as inflammation, itchiness, dryness and flaked patches on the skin, but it usually depends on how the body reacts to the irritant which can therefore involve other symptoms such as

  • Darker skin pigmentation

  • Patches of skin usually red or brown

  • Infection marked by raised bumps which secretes a fluid when pricked

  • skin becomes dry and scaly

Treating Eczema

There is no formal cure for eczema, instead, allergists or dermatologists advise on taking medications that usually treat the symptoms, a patch test is usually done to identify the allergen which can then be treated through prescribed medicines.

Book your appointment with Dr Bakshi one of the few formally trained top allergy cosultants in London and Birmingham, head to British Allergy Clinic, the best private allergy clinic that provides comprehensive care and treatment for all your allergies.

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