Question: What are the treatments for exematous dermatitis?
Answer: Eczema is also called as Eczematous dermatitis. It describes non- contagious condition of skin which gets inflamed, red, dry, and itchy.
Eczematous dermatitis can be of several varieties, it can be atopic eczema, infantile seborrhoeic dermatitis, adult seborrhoeic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, discoid eczema and varicose eczema.
Among all the variety of eczema, atopic eczema is common in children between the ages of 2 to 5 years. The cause is not known.
Contact allergic dermatitis is also very common; it is caused due the contact allergen.
Symptoms Of Exematous Dermatitis
- Dry skin.
- Thickened skin.
- Eczematous dermatitis occurs in bending areas such as inside of elbows, knees and hands.
- Redness of the skin.
- Dry flakes of the skin.
Causes Of Exematous Dermatitis
Although the cause is unknown, the precipitating causes which lead to eczematous dermatitis are stress, irritants like soaps and detergents, allergens and climate changes can trigger the flare ups.
Certain studies have revealed that eczematous dermatitis is heredity in nature, there is a close link between this condition and asthma.
Exematous Dermatitis Home Remedies
- Avoid the allergens. Decrease stress and practice meditation.
- Rub natural vitamin E oil on the affected area, it will decrease itching.
- Tomato juice helps eczematous dermatitis to heal soon.
- Lotion of blue berry leaves helps in reducing inflammation and itching.
- Food containing vitamin A also helps in treating exematous dermatitis.
- Paste prepared from nutmeg and applied on the exematous dermatitis area is beneficial.
- Placing ice on the affected area usually diminishes the itchiness and redness. This is an important factor especially before going to bed because it minimizes the itchiness which is common at night.
- Lubricants may be applied on the affected areas This will avoid the skin on the affected area from drying up which is usually a prelude to the skin becoming dry and scaly later.