Eczema, or dermatitis as it is called, is a non-infectious skin disease and is the most common skin disease. Eczema is characterized by redness, itching, and possible scab formation, blistering (vesicles), scaling, papules, and bleeding. Eczema is found in many variants and is caused by impaired barrier function and an inflammatory process in the upper skin layers.
Hand eczema is often caused by traumiterative or irritative contact dermatitis as a result of contact with water, cleaning agents and other chemicals, cold etc.
Allergic contact dermatitis
Allergic contact dermatitis is a skin cells hypersensitivity reaction to a substance (the allergen). The eczema appears a few hours to a few days after exposure to the allergen.
The seborrheic eczema is mainly located in areas that have a lot of sebaceous glands, such as the scalp, eyebrows, nostrils, ear canals and sometimes axillas and more. Sometimes there is deterioration in stress.
Treatment of eczema
The most important thing is to find out the underlying cause and eliminate it. Local treatment in the form of emollients should be applied. Anti-inflammatory therapy if needed. Healed wounds can sometimes have a different color and also rarely scarring.
The disease needs to be followed up by a doctor.