Eczema is not a particular disease but a reaction pattern that the skin produces in a number of diseases. It begins as red, raised tiny blister containing a clear fluid red, elevated spots. When the blisters break, the affected skin will weep and ooze. In older eczema and chronic eczema, the blisters are less prominent. In that case, the skin got thickened and elevated. Eczema almost always is very itchy. thus, if you find eczema, you should consult an eczema specialist in London.

Symptoms and Signs

Almost all patients with eczema complain of itching. Almost all types of eczema look similar. It has red, raised little-elevated blisters, bumpy skin, and fluid oozing bumps. stasis dermatitis (skin thickening and discoloration) occur on the lower leg. While atopic dermatitis (red, itchy, and scaly rashes) occur in the front of the elbow and behind the knees.


The specific cause of eczema remains unknown. However, it is believed that it develops due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. There is a myth that eczema is contagious, which is completely false. ‘

Children are more likely to develop eczema if a parent has the condition or another atopic disease. If both the parents are having it then chances are even greater. Other causes are irritants, allergens, microbes, hot and cold temperature, foods, stress, and hormones.


Atopic dermatitis: This health condition has a genetic basis and produces a common type of eczema. Atopic dermatitis tends to begin early in life in those with a tendency to breath allergies, but it probably does not have an allergic basis. Characteristically, rashes occur on the cheeks, neck, elbow and knee creases, and ankles.

Allergic contact dermatitis: This is a skin reaction following contact with a substance or allergen that the immune system recognizes as foreign.

Dyshidrotic eczema: This is an irritation of the skin on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. It is characterized by blisters.

Neurodermatitis: This forms scaly patches of skin on the head, forearms, wrists, and lower legs. It is caused by a localized itch, such as an insect bite.

Nummular eczema: These show as circular patches of irritated skin that can be crusted, scaly, and itchy.

Seborrheic eczema: This forms oily, scaly, yellowish patches of skin, usually on the scalp and face.

Stasis dermatitis: This is a skin irritation of the lower leg usually related to circulatory problems.

Treatment in Brief

Proper care and a bit positive change in your lifestyle is the key.

For Chronic eczema where there are significant weeping and oozing requires repeated cycles of application of the dilute solution of vinegar. This is most often conveniently performed by placing the affected body part in front of a fan after the dressing.

Once the acute weeping has decreased, then topical steroid applications can be an effective treatment. In extensive disease, systemic steroids may need to be utilized either orally or by an injection.

Use a mild soap or soap substitute that won't dry your skin. You’ll also want a good moisturizer in cream, lotion, or ointment form. Smooth it on right after a shower or bath, as well as one other time each day. Do not bath with hot water or for a long time. In short, be careful that your skin does not get dry.

Get regular exercise, and set aside time to relax. For this, you could get together with friends, laugh, listen to music, meditate or pray, or enjoy a hobby.

At the end

No treatment will work for you if you are not having an expert advice about everything. Remember always, you are not a dermatologist. This cautions will help you recover but they are not the full treatment. You should consult a private dermatologist In London for the proper treatment and guidance.

Author's Bio: 

Daniel Clark is an entrepreneur working as a freelance writer for alternative skin care product lines, specializing in moles, warts and skin tag removal.