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Understanding eczema and inflammation under the skin, neck and face : Causes and Remedial Factors
“What are these irritating spots on my skin?” “This is serious; how did they get here?” I wondered, with silence following my perplexity. Good mood for days to come stood threatened.
That was my state of mind few years back. You probably are, have been or know someone in a similar situation. Perhaps, you have made some attempts to cause those strange spots to varnish by applying one body-medicinal cream or the other but all to no avail.
Be calm! Well, life has overtime made us humans realize that experiencing some health deficiencies at some point is almost inevitable and given the the right diagnosis, journey to a way out begins.
Those itchy, reddish spots, rashes–possibly on the skin, face, neck region and over the body –are very likely indicative of eczema. Thus, this write-up purposes to take you on a trip to gaining more insight on Eczema and inflammation under your skin, face or even any where all over your body while underlining related causes and remedies–both medical and natural. Read on.
One of the commonest unwanted defects on the human skin, especially around the skin – face, neck is eczema. The fact that it tends to surface on such visible areas of the human skin provides clues.
The New York Times defines eczema as a “disorder characterized by red, itchy, inflamed skin.” That is to say, obstructing the natural order of the skin is typical of it.
Amongst the six known various forms of eczema which are atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, numular eczema, seborrheic dermatitis and stasis dermatitis, two are highly likely to affect the face and neck area: Atopic dermatitis and Contact dermatitis.
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Causes of eczema inflammation under the skin, neck, face and all over the body
Atopic dermatitis is a form of eczema which usually occurs when the human immune system overreacts in a bid to ward off antigens, harmful foreign organisms. This results in inflammation of the skin, appearance of red-like spots, rashes, and itchy sensations all over the body.
What are the symptoms of eczema all over the body
Thus, its symptoms range from dry scaly skin, redness, itching, cracks behind the ears which could extend to the jugular, rash on the cheeks, arms and legs; open, crusted or “weepy” sores (usually during flare-ups).
On the other hand, contact dermatitis is quite self-explanatory, going by the meaning of the two concepts. It is a disorder of the skin which occurs due to the skin’s contact with irritants. Encounter with some substances which one may be allergic to like solvents, industrial chemicals, detergents, fumes, tobacco smoke, paints, bleach, wool, acidic foods, skin care products that contain alcohol (but not cetyl alcohol), certain soaps and fragrances, disrupts the skin’s normality.
Symptoms are redness and rash, burning or swelling, blisters that may weep or crust over. The disease is not peculiar to any age group, making it a possible occurrence in children and adults. Medical research thus far says eczema is incontractable, that is, not contagious.
Furthermore, some known prominent causes of atopic dermatitis and contact dermatis are immune system malfunction, heredity, contact with irritants (that body lotion, bathing soap or sweet-smelling perfume may just not be expedient for you), consumption of certain foods a person’s body system is not receptive to, dry skin, poor skin hygiene, bacterial infection undergirded by staphylococus aureus, viral infection, environmental allergies, stress, cold climatic conditions, etcetera.
Apparently, most of these enumerated factors which lead to the eczema condition that often takes a spot on one’s face or neck region are man-made, thereby putting the ball of its prevention and control in either a person’s or patient’s court.
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Solutions to eczema and inflammation all over your body
Thus, the good news is that there are actually natural approaches which can be adopted to treat this diseased condition called eczema, especially ones of the two types mentioned above.
Before booking that doctor’s appointment which may encroach on your schedule for the day or week, having a go at the following would hardly cost you much:
Undergo sunlight therapy by exposing the body plus affected areas to the sun; have your skin well moisturized using coconut oil; befriend vitamin D rich foods like cod liver oil, sardines, salmon, eggs and raw milk by eating more of them, which may help forestall eczema in children and adolescents; try using a natural homemade eczema itch-relief cream that incorporates shea butter, coconut oil, raw honey and essential oils to provide much-needed relief; taking 400IU of vitamin E daily can help to speed healing by reducing inflammation; resist scratching the lesion; take frequent warm baths; and finally, discontinue without further ado using substances which give rise to such irritation. There is really no harm in giving them a try.
But are there workable medical routes out of atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis which often characteristically spring up around the neck? Yes. Research and advancement in dermatology have yielded viable eczema treatment know-how, which no doubt can prove very useful. Some of them are as follows: Seek medical counsel by consulting a doctor, preferably a dermatologist; use steriod creams in accordance with frequency advised by a doctor; oral intake of corticosteroids to reduce inflammation, antihistamines to relieve itching or antibiotics to fight a bacterial infection; opt for phototherapy, a treatment with light that uses ultraviolet A or B light waves or a combination of both which can be an effective treatment for mild to moderate dermatitis in older children (over 12 years old) and adults; and lastly, availing oneself of probiotics can assist in eczema alleviation, too.
Finally, diseases seem as uninvited visitors who have come to stay with mankind; our reaction to them in whatever form crucially makes all the difference. Eczema, a disorder of the skin characterized by reddish and itchy spots, is an incommunicable disease which alters the congenital smoothness and healthiness of the body.
With the existing various kinds of eczema, atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis have a greater tendency of plaguing the neck region. Factors capable of bringing about the condition are reducible to either natural (passage from parent to offspring) or man-made (exposure to triggers).
Its remediable disposition gives sufferers a ray of hope. Eczema can be treated naturally or medically; utilization of either remains the patient’s exclusive right. Hence, understanding eczema is without doubt critical to curtailing it.
Regina Uwalaka. Am your regular Dermatologist with 8 years of experience, you can contact me on any of my social media accounts