thefreighthouseIf your skin is showing rashes, redness, irritation, discomfort, and pain, you may be suffering from a disease called eczema. More than two million people on this planet are afflicted.

One of the more common forms of eczema is called Adult Seborrhoeic Eczema. Adults that have ages between twenty and forty are more likely to be affected. Initially, this form of eczema may seem like a bad case of dandruff, but it can quickly spread to your chest, ears, and parts of the face. The skin will begin to flake, turning red and showing signs of inflammation. Sometimes and antifungal cream can be used to control it.

You may hear the names of other forms of eczema. That’s because the classifications of the underlying causes have been done in a fairly haphazard way. For example, if you have eczema on your hands, some may refer to it as hand eczema. In addition, other sources may refer to the disease as dermatitis. This is why it is important to visit a dermatologist to get a proper diagnosis.

However, make no bones about it, there is no cure for eczema. Nevertheless, I’ll discuss a few treatments shortly that can at least keep it under control and from getting significantly worse.

When you have the disease, there are many challenges. For example, everyday products such as laundry detergent, makeup, and certain locations can cause flare up. Heck, even the weather can trigger a reaction. In fact, moisture is one of the worst things for causing inflammation. And if it’s household or pool water that has been treated with chlorine, the problem can be even worse.

Another source of moisture is your own sweat. Yep, that can cause eczema breakouts as well.

Further, don’t be surprised if you see other growths on your skin where eczema is present. You may see conditions such as herpes or warts. When the condition is severe, it shouldn’t be a shock to learn that people with this ailment can often suffer from depression. The disease has a way of zapping self-esteem and self-confidence.

The good news is that there are was to treat or deal with eczema. One of the natural remedies is foods that have a high level of fatty acids. These foods will lessen any allergic reactions that eczema may cause. Examples of high fatty acid foods include walnuts and avocados.

There is also some thinking that there is a link between gluten-free foods and eczema, in that eating these foods could lessen the impact of the disease.

If the natural approach doesn’t seem to be working, that’s when it will definitely be time to visit a dermatologist. These skin experts will be able to provide you with the latest treatments. There are medicated creams, pills, and even laser treatment for certain cases. The dermatologist will be able to suggest the proper course of action.