Eczema – Types, Remedies


Eczema is a chronic, allergic skin irritation characterized by an itchy, flaking rash.


Arsenicum album is a remedy for those whose skin is dry, itches and burns intensely. Scratching can make the itching worse, and applying heat brings relief.
Arum triphyllum is useful for eruptions on the lower part of the face.

Graphites gets a response when tough or leathery skin cracks and is sore. A golden oozing discharge hardens into crusts.

Another case of Bad Effects of Topical Steroid (Betamethasone) on Face

Betamethasone is a topical steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling.

Betamethasone topical is used to treat the inflammation caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. The dental paste form of betamethasone is used to treat mouth ulcers.
Betamethasone topical may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
  • skin redness, burning, itching, or peeling;
  • thinning of your skin; or
  • blistering skin; or
  • stretch marks.
  • Acne on whole face.

Contact Eczema:

Dry Eczema:

Eczema, or dermatitis as it is sometimes called, is an inherited skin sensitivity that can be easily irritated by many factors including, stress, water, some foods, irritants like soap and chemicals, allergic reactions, cats, wool, infections and many other factors. Individuals with eczema often have a family history of allergies, asthma, eczema, and hayfever. Eczema patients are more likely to have severe reactions to bee stings, some drugs like penicillin and some foods.
Eczema severity can range from hot, dry and itchy skin to open, broken, and bleeding sores. We will discuss the two main types of eczema – atopic eczema and infantile seborrhoeic eczema.

Atopic Eczema Clinical Features:

Atopic eczema (also know as atopic dermatitis) is the most common form of eczema. This type of eczema is accompanied by overall skin dryness, redness, inflammation, and a strong, sometimes unbearable itch.

  • Patchy eczema of early onset over the face and the cheeks
  • Eczema over the elbow and knees joints or skin creases in front of elbows,behind the kness and around the neck,as a child.
  • Redness over the whole body
  • Eczema around the eyes
  • Eczema of the nipples,lips,hands and feet as an adult
  • Frequent episodes of eczema,going on a chronic course over months to years
  • Scratch marks all over,especilly after a restless night
  • Prone to skin infections,for example bacterial skin infection
  • General dry skin
  • Dry palms with multiple dermatographism lines
  • Personal history of Astma and allergic rhinitis(hay fever)
  • Food intolerance
  • Itch with textiles,sweating,psychological stress

Cosmetics and contact Eczema:

Chemicals in cosmetics may cause primary irritant or sensitizing reactions,the latter being more common;irritating substances are usually removed by the manufacturers.

The commonest sensitizers are paraphylenediamine,which is a hair dye,and the area chieflly involved may not be that to which the cosmetic was applied;for example,mild hairdye dermatitis may initially affect the eyelids;while the case of nail polish the eyelid,neck and face may show a reaction,sparing the nail area.

Cosmetics most often associated with irritant reactions are antiperspirants,depilatories,and permanen wave preparations.

Alopecia Areata (Baljhar)

Alopecia areata is considered an autoimmune disease, in which the immune system, which is designed to protect the body from foreign invaders such as viruses and bacteria, mistakenly attacks the hair follicles, the tiny cup-shaped structures from which hairs grow. This can lead to hair loss on the scalp and elsewhere.
In most cases, hair falls out in small, round patches about the size of a quarter. In many cases, the disease does not extend beyond a few bare patches. In some people, hair loss is more extensive. Although uncommon, the disease can progress to cause total loss of hair on the head (referred to as alopecia areata totalis) or complete loss of hair on the head, face, and body (alopecia areata universalis).
Alopecia areata is not a life-threatening disease. It does not cause any physical pain, and people with the condition are generally healthy otherwise. But for most people, a disease that unpredictably affects their appearance the way alopecia areata does is a serious matter.
The effects of alopecia areata are primarily socially and emotionally disturbing. In alopecia universalis, however, loss of eyelashes and eyebrows and hair in the nose and ears can make the person more vulnerable to dust, germs, and foreign particles entering the eyes, nose, and ears.
Alopecia areata often occurs in people whose family members have other autoimmune diseases, such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, pernicious anemia, or Addison’s disease. People who have alopecia areata do not usually have other autoimmune diseases, but they do have a higher occurrence of thyroid disease, atopic eczema, nasal allergies, and asthma.

Shoes Dermatitis:

Eczema after(Chemical contact):

Contact Eczema:

Cement contact Eczema:

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