Eczema, a skin condition that causes itching and blistering, is not contagious. Eczema most commonly appears on the skin, hands, and joints. However, in severe cases, it can spread to any part of the body. Eczema symptoms can take many forms, including itchy, inflamed skin or a “leakage”. Exposed to an irritant that causes itching and scratching can lead to the spread of eczema.
It is caused by constant scratching and/or rub. It manifests as thickened, rashy, and reddened skin patches. Atopic eczema is the most common type of eczema. It is caused by hypersensitivity to food or other substances that the body considers poisonous. Atopic eczema is often genetically linked. It affects people with a family history hay fever, asthma, or eczema. These conditions are called atopy.
Seborrheic Dermatitis, also known as scalp eczema, can be very itchy and uncomfortable. It is further irritated with harsh chemicals in everyday shampoo (nonorganic). Itchy, dry, and rashy patches appear on the skin. The crusts form from fluid leaking from the blisters.
Eczema is most commonly caused by allergies to substances that the skin comes in contact with. These substances include foods, pollens, animal fur/dander, dust, and perfumed beauty products. The body’s reaction to the allergy triggers the release of histamine, which then causes the symptoms.
Other common allergens that cause eczema include dairy products, eggs shellfish, nuts and wheat. Wool, silk, latex, leathers, and other materials are all possible clothing materials. Some skin creams can be used to soothe the skin and promote healing. These creams contain natural and organic ingredients, which is a key component in home remedies for eczema.
Emollients and other paraffin-based ointments can cause skin irritation and other side effects. Vitamin E-based creams are more effective than organic beauty products and have a higher success rate. It is important that the cream does not cause itchiness, which can eventually lead to skin irritation. Vitamin E skin products promote skin healing and regeneration.
Eczema can be triggered by environmental factors such as dry air, heat/sweating, and stress. Many people with eczema need to try many different supplements before they find the right one or a good combination.
Before you start taking supplements, consult your doctor. Evening primrose oil, whether in capsules, softgels or liquid, contains essential fatty acid that can help to revitalize the skin and reduce itching and inflammation. Research has shown that the recommended daily intake of evening primrose oil can reduce the use of creams.