Eczema and It's effect on the Mind Body And Soul

By Don Ridgeway | Date Submitted: April- 30 - 2010

Keywords: atopic eczena, diet, prevention, food allergy, infantile eczema,
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Dear Friends, and Eczema Sufferers

I think that most of us know what Eczema is the effect that it has on the mind and body, and there are many different types that millions of people have to deal with everyday. I’m writing this article because I have seen with my own eyes the effects that almost all types of eczema has on the psyche especially Nummular eczematous dermatitis and to give you a few tips that I learned through observation that could possibly help you. Eczema, also called “dermatitis,” is not one specific skin condition. Several types of eczema exist, and sometimes a person develops more than one kind of symptoms. The word “Eczema” in it’s meaning is often confusing to many people. Some people often use this word to refer to the more common skin condition called atopic dermatitis. If this should be the meaning, the words “eczema/atopic dermatitis” may be a better word to use.


Speaking in general terms the word “Eczema” can also mean a family of skin conditions that causes the skin to become swollen, irritated, itchy and discolored. Many skin conditions are considered a type of eczema such as Atopic dermatitis, Hand dermatitis, Nummular dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis. Other types of eczema would be diaper rash and the rash that many people get after coming into contact with poison ivy for instance.

Nummular eczematous dermatitis is a name given to a very stubborn, itchy rash that forms coin-shaped patches on the skin. This is a chronic skin condition with periods where sometimes it get’s better and then worse. The cause is basically unknown. Occasionally it might turn out to be an allergy and it’s more common in winter than in summer and is frequently associated with dry skin. People with eczema often have dry skin which is easily irritated by soap, detergents, and rough clothing and it affects people of all color, and races causing pain suffering and embarrassment for many people sometimes starting in infancy


Unfortunately, there is no cure. However, there are effective ways of controlling it. First of all if you have not yet done so, consult your Physician, there are some very strong drugs on the market that use cortisone ointments to help control the this problem and if you don’t know what you are doing, you could make the matter worse.


In general, keep the skin lubricated. Apply oil such as Neutrogena body oil or Alpha-Keri oil to the skin at the end of each shower. Vaseline is even more helpful if it is not too greasy for you. Personally I have never had Eczema, but I have witnessed the effects first hand and know a little about what I am saying about this terrible skin condition. My best friend has it and I know what it does to the mind just from discussions with him. And to be honest the only thing that I have had that comes close to this is dandruff which is a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis.

What Causes Eczema?

The causes of many types of eczema are quite apparent. One type of eczema, develops after frequent exposure to a mild irritant such as detergent or brief exposure to a strong irritant such as battery acid. Another type of allergic contact dermatitis develops when an allergen touches the skin and the person develops an allergic reaction. Common allergens include poison ivy and nickel. Many everyday and common objects contain nickel, which includes coins, jewelry, eyeglass frames and buttons. Believe it or not a nickel allergy is actually one of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis. Researchers believe that atopic dermatitis develops when many factors are combined which include certain genes you inherit, overactive immune system and what dermatologists call a “barrier defect” which are “gaps in the skin” where water is lost too quickly.

Other Types of Eczema

Atopic Dermatitis

Also known as “eczema,” atopic dermatitis is a chronic (non contagious)long duration,  lingering skin condition. It causes dry, itchy, irritated skin that can require daily skin care. Most people develop it before the age of 5 and usually get atopic dermatitis from other family members.


•  Approximately 10% to 20% of the world’s population develops atopic dermatitis.  

•  An estimated 65% develop atopic dermatitis during their first year of life, and 90% develop the condition before age 5. 

  While atopic dermatitis often occur in many children by age 2, 50% usually continue to experience the signs and symptoms as hand eczema into adulthood.


Contact Dermatitis:

Daily contact with everyday objects such as shampoo, jewelry, food and water is the cause of this very common type of eczema. When the contact irritate the skin, the eczema is called irritant contact dermatitis. Over time, the skin can become thick, red, scaly, darken and leathery after prolonged exposure to an allergen. 

Dyshidrotic Dermatitis:

This type of Dermatitis occurs when you get  soars only on the sides of your fingers, the palms of your hands and the soles of the feet causing a burning or itching sensation with blistering and rash.


Hand Dermatitis:

This type Eczema which forms on the hands is not associated with any one specific  type Dermatitis. Any type of eczema that develops on the hands can be classified as “hand dermatitis. Frequently job-related hand dermatitis often has different causes and can require special treatment.


If you can imagine an itch so intense that no amount of scratching brings any type of relief what so ever, then you have an idea of what it feels like to have neurodermatitis. Some factors could be insect bites and emotional stress.


Nummular Dermatitis:

Developing on the skin after an injury, such as a burn, abrasion, or insect bite. One or many patches can develop that may last for weeks or even months.

Occupational Dermatitis:

Occupational dermatitis is any type of eczema which developed at your place of work and a large number of people develop eczema on the job.


Seborrheic Dermatitis:

Spreading to the face and beyond, this common type of eczema usually begins on the scalp as oily, waxy patches. Like most types of eczema, seborrheic dermatitis tends to flare in cold as well as dry weather and sometimes produces widespread lesions. Dermatitis Eczema, Dry Eczema and Atopic Eczema are just a few of the different types of Eczema which can make our life miserable. You might want to check out little closer here and see what types of treatment might be available for your particular type Eczema.

To Sum things up:
While not all types of eczema can be cured, most cases can be controlled with proper treatment. Treatment goals are to hydrate the skin, reduce inflammation, decrease the risk of infection, and get rid of the itchy rash. Despite many advertised claims, studies have not shown that the following food supplements can be helpful- Evening primrose oil, Borage oil, Zinc, B6 (pyridoxine), and vitamin E.
About The Author
Don Ridgeway CEO-RCMG Marketing Group help steer beginning marketers, entrepreneurs and start-up business owners in the right direction to help enhance the experience and profitability of their online business, by teaching them the value of recognizing and removing the 4 MAIN HURDLES which are keeping them from online success.
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