For Ines Cano Uribe, one great way to increase awareness and understanding of the plight of eczema throughout the world is through blogging. To this end, this section is devoted to inviting bloggers to share their own stories and solutions about eczema with other interested persons.
In this opening blog, Ines Cano Uribe would like to provide some basic information about eczema. While many persons, particularly those who have not been personally impacted by the tragedy of eczema, many not fully understand the many types of eczema, Ines Cano Uribe strongly believes that informed individuals are more likely to also become concerned and caring individuals. To this end, the following information can be very useful and helpful to the general public as well as to those directly affected by eczema.
The most common types of eczema are as follows:
Atopic dermatitis is typically chronic and inflammatory. This usually begins in early childhood and can end up being a lifelong affliction.
Contact dermatitis occurs when a person reacts to an irritating substance or allergen. There are two types of contact dermatitis, allergen and irritant, but both are equally traumatic to the sufferer.
Dyshidrotic eczema produces small and itchy blisters on the edges of fingers, toes, palms, and the soles of the feet. Women are twice as likely to suffer from this particular form of eczema.
Hand eczema is also referred to as hand dermatitis and is highly common. It can be the result of both internal and external circumstances and up to 10% of the population will suffer from this particular type of eczema.
Neurodermatitis is also known as lichen simplex chronicus and is similar to atopic dermatitis. Sufferers often end up with thick and scaly patches on their skin.
Nummular eczema is also known as discoid eczema and nummular dermatitis and can occur at any age. This form of eczema is also quite common but is much more difficult to treat. You can identify this kind of eczema due to the coin-shaped spots that will appear on the skin.
Stasis dermatitis is also called venous stasis dermatitis and is commonly found on the legs, ankles, and foot areas.
It is important for you to be able to identify which type of eczema is afflicting you or someone you love in order to better treat it. Hopefully, the above guide will assist you in pinpointing the form of eczema that you or another person has.