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.
1. Atopic Dermatitis
As the most common type of eczema, atopic dermatitis typically develops during childhood then lessens or resolves itself by adulthood. Doctors include atopic dermatitis in the atopic “triad,” which also includes asthma and hay fever. Usually, people with this skin condition have all three.
Atopic dermatitis symptoms include:
- Rash that forms in the creases of your elbows and knees
- Skin may turn lighter or darker or get thicker where the rash is located
- Small bumps that leak fluid if you scratch them
- Rash on the scalp and cheeks of babies
- Skin infection from scratching
- Dry skin
- Immune system issue
- Environmental triggers
Atopic dermatitis occurs when the skin’s natural barrier is weakened, so your skin has less ability to protect you from irritants and allergens.
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.
Hand eczema patients experience:
- Red, itchy, and dry hands
- Cracks or blisters may form on hands
Hand eczema is the result of chemical exposure and primarily affects people who work with irritants for activities like:
- Laundry or dry cleaning
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
7. Stasis Dermatitis
Stasis dermatitis occurs when fluid from weakened veins leaks into your skin, causing swelling, redness, itching, and pain.
- Swollen lower legs after walking
- Heavy or achy legs
- Varicose veins (damaged veins in your legs)
- Dry, itchy skin over varicose veins
- Open sores on lower legs and on the tops of your feet
- Blood flow malfunction in lower legs that causes blood to pool, swell up, and form varicose veins
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!