Treatment for Eczema
What is Eczema?
Eczema is a medical condition that causes inflamed, itchy, cracked, and sometimes blistered skin. About 10% of the American population is affected by a variety of this condition.
Types of Eczema
There are 7 types of eczema that each share these common symptoms:
- Dry, scaly skin
- Itching, sometimes intense
Each type of eczema has its own set of symptoms and causes.
2) Contact Dermatitis
Contact dermatitis occurs when you have a reaction to a substance you touched, whether its an allergic reaction to something like latex or metal or a reaction to an irritant like a chemical.
Contact dermatitis patients experience:
- Itchy skin that turns red, burns, and stings
- Hives, or itchy bumps on your skin
- Crusty, fluid-filled blisters that may ooze
- Thick, scaly, leathery skin
Contact dermatitis is the result of touching something that irritates your skin, such as:
- Soaps and perfumes
- Poisonous plants like poison ivy
- Tobacco smoke
- Skin care products and makeup
3) Dyshidrotic Eczema
Dyshidrotic eczema causes the formation of blisters on your hands and feet and is more common in women than men.
Dyshidrotic eczema patients experience:
- Fluid-filled blisters on your palms, fingers, toes, and soles of your feet
- Itchy or painful blisters
- Scaly, cracked, and flaky skin
Causes of dyshidrotic eczema include:
- Damp feet or hands
- Exposure to irritants like nickel, cobalt, or chromium salt
4. Hand Eczema
Hand eczema is eczema that only affects your hands after being exposed to chemicals. People in professions like hairdressing and cleaning are more likely to develop this condition.
Neurodermatitis is kind of like atopic dermatitis that makes your skin thick, scaly, and patchy.
Neurodermatitis patients experience:
- Thick, scaly patches all over your body (hands, bottoms of your feet, arms, legs, back of your neck, genitals, and scalp)
- Patches that itch during relaxation or sleep
- Patches that bleed and become infected if you scratch them
Doctors are unsure of what causes neurodermatitis, but it usually begins as a different type of eczema or psoriasis. Stress may also be a trigger.
6. Nummular Eczema
Nummular eczema causes the development of coin-shaped spots on your skin, hence the name “nummular” which means “coin” in Latin.
- Coin-shaped spots on your skin
- Itchy, scaly spots
- Reaction to an insect bite
- Allergic reaction to metals or chemicals
- Dry skin
- Having another type of eczema like atopic dermatitis
Benefits of IV Hydration for Eczema
Eczema cannot be fully treated with Vida-Flo’s IV Hydration; however, this is the best treatment for restoring the necessary fluids, electrolytes, vitamins, and antioxidants that are lost due to this disease. Here is how:
Vida-Flo’s IV Hydration
|Saline Solution||Vida-Flo’s sterile saline solution replenishes the body by delivering vitamins and nutrients directly into your bloodstream, hydrating your body with 100% absorption and excreting anything your body doesn’t need.||No|
|Electrolytes||Electrolytes replenish and strengthen the skin’s barrier as well as provide deep hydration.||No|
|Vitamin C||Vitamin C protects the skin and helps produce collagen, an essential nutrient for healthy skin.||Yes|
|Zinc||Zinc can be used as an anti-inflammatory, soothing itchy skin and healing skin wounds with new epithelium.||Yes|
|Toradol||Toradol is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that reduces inflammation by prostaglandin production, the culprit of fever, inflammation, and pain.||Yes|
Even though eczema is a treatable skin condition, many people still suffer from itchy, inflamed skin, which is painful even if it is only a mild case. With the many different types of eczema, it becomes clear that anyone could develop it at some point in their life.
Thankfully, Vida-Flo can take away the pain and inconvenience of eczema. Try our IV Hydration Treatment for eczema today!