Eczema (Dermatitis)

Eczema (Dermatitis)

Atopic Dermatitis

It is a common skin condition in children that causes redness and itchiness. It may however occur at any age. It’s a chronic disorder that flares up periodically.

What are the symptoms?

  • Severe Itching
  • Dry Skin
  • Scaly skin
  • Red or brown patches
  • Bumps that may leak fluid when scratched

What are the risk factors?

The key risk factor is family history of eczema, allergies, asthma or hay fever.

How to prevent Atopic Dermatitis?

  • Moisturize your skin twice a day
  • Avoid triggers that worsen the condition
  • Limit your bath or shower time
  • Use gentle soaps
  • Dry yourself well

Seborrhoeic Dermatitis

It is a skin condition that generally occurs in the scalp and causes scaly patches, redness and dandruff. It may also affect face, sides of nose, ears and eyebrows.

What are the Signs & Symptoms?

  • Dandruff on scalp, hair, beard or moustache
  • Redness of skin
  • Itchiness

What are the risk factors?

  • Neurologic and psychiatric conditions
  • Weakened immune system
  • Recovery from stressful medical conditions
  • Certain Medications

Asteatotic Eczema

It is a skin condition that tends to occur in people over 60 years of age. Asteatotic Eczema is also known xerotic eczema. It generally occurs on the lower legs, but it can also appear on other body parts.

What are its symptoms?

  • Cracked, dry skin
  • Grooves or cracks
  • Scaling
  • Itching

What are its triggers?

  • Dry, cold weather
  • Hot baths
  • Soaps & detergents
  • Excessive scrubbing

Lichen Simplex Chronicus

Lichen Simplex Chronicus is also called as Neurodermatitis. It develops as patches on the neck, scalp, shoulders, wrists, ankles or feet. The itchy areas become thick and discolored

What are its symptoms?

  • Leathery skin
  • Dark Patches
  • Thick Skin lines in the patches

Venous Eczema (Gravitational Eczema)

Venous Eczema, also known as varicose or gravitational eczema, is a skin condition that occurs due to poor blood circulation. It generally tends to occur in people with varicose veins.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Ache in legs when standing for prolonged period
  • Swelling that develops during nights
  • Varicose Veins covered with dry, itchy skin
  • Red, swollen and painful skin

What are the risk factors?

  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Varicose Veins
  • Blood Clot
  • Kidney Failure
  • High Blood Pressure