Exzema is a family of skin conditions that causes the skin to become swollen, irritated, and itchy. Many skin conditions are considered a type of eczema. Dandruff is a mild type of seborrheic dermatitis. Diaper rash and the rash many people get after coming in contact with poison ivy or poison oak are other types of eczema.

Eczema-Atopic-Dermatitis-I-Itchy-Rash1-640x570.jpgAtopic Dermatitis is a heightened reaction to everyday things, like pollen, dust, etc. “Atopic” means “having an allergic predisposition.” Onset is usually in childhood, typically affecting the flexor areas, (elbow creases, behind the knees), causing red, itchy dry skin. The key to treatment is hydration; “Soak & Seal”. Soak in warm (not hot) water, using a gentle cleanser, gently pat dry and then seal in topical medications or moisturizers. Corticosteroid creams play an important role, as well as oral antihistamines to reduce itching.


Contact Dermatitis
Contact dermatitis is a localized rash or irritation of the skin caused by contact with a foreign substance. Only the superficial regions of the skin are affected in contact dermatitis. 


Dyshidrotic Eczema 
Dyshidrotic Eczema is deep-seated, fiercely itchy, blistering rash. Dyshidrotic eczema is most often found on the palms of the hands, sides of fingers, or on the soles of the feet.

Nummular Dermatitis
Round red plaques most commonly occuring on legs, arms, hands, and torso. Often confused with ringworm. Men get nummular dermatitis more often than women. First outbreaks usually occur between 55 and 65 years of age for men, and usually much younger for women. Living in a dry environment or taking frequent very hot showers can cause this condition.


Seborrheic Dermatitis

A common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. In infants, seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp is known as cradle cap. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect your face, upper chest, back and other areas of your body that have many oil (sebaceous) glands. 

Stasis Dermatitis
Poor circulation in the lower legs leads to stasis dermatitis. One of the primary causes of poor circulation is advancing age. A deep vein thrombosis, surgery, or injury that damages the veins in the lower leg also can cause stasis dermatitis.



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