Eczema is a kind of skin inflammation. Eczema can be recognized by the spots it causes and it goes hand in hand with itching, redness, swelling and pain. The two main types are atopic eczema and contact eczema.
Atopic eczema is a chronic hereditary disorder that flares up regularly. The cause is a disturbance in the skin, which becomes more sensitive to the environment.
Contact eczema occurs when the skin comes into contact with an external substance that activates the skin's immune system. These are mainly detergents and solvents. In case of an allergy, skin tests help to identify the substance responsible, so that it can then be avoided to treat the condition.
Treatment of eczema
Ignition inhibitors can greatly reduce itching and redness.
However, it is also important to develop the right habits and, in case of contact eczema, to look for the substance that excites irritation.
Inhibitors of inflammation.
Several creams contain cortisone. Cortisone works fast, but it is not recommended to use cortisone for a long period of time. Certainly not in children. Therefore a moisturizing cream, which has an anti-inflammatory effect, is recommended. Another substance that strongly inhibits inflammation is modukine, which can be found in CaroRaina.
Developing the right habits
Avoid all products that contain detergent, such as bath foam, shampoo, foaming soaps, polishes, detergents.
Rinse thoroughly after swimming in chlorine and then apply a moisturising cream.
Wear loose clothing, preferably in cotton, and avoid wool.
Heat can aggravate eczema. The sun in itself is good against eczema, but sweating is not recommended.
Apply a moisturising cream regularly. It is best to choose a cream without or colorants.