Is Eczema contiguous does eczema spread from person to person ? Facts and myth
Not everyone will like to come in contact with any one suffering from eczema as the sight of it often cause discomfort and some how irritating when the case is severe.
This has led people to ask the following questions :
- Can eczema spread from person to person?
- Is Eczema contiguous?
- is Eczema deadly and can eczema be transmitted sexually?
This are some of the questions that most people ask and they really want to know so as to prevent themselves from getting infected or even prevent themselves from spreading it.
We are going to answer all your questions, clear your doubts in this article and also give you the possible tips to keep you save and strong.
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What Is Eczema?
When we talk about eczema most people don’t take it serious probably because they have not had a first hand experience.
Eczema is a common chronic disease that is very common today.
Eczema till date affects about 3.5 million people in the United States alone causing discomfort in people’s life.
Eczema the word comes from two Greek words “ek” which simply means out and “zein” which means to boil. From a lay man view eczema is just an inflammation of the skills that is characterized by an itchy erythematous scaly rash.
Eczema is dynamic in nature as it tends to change in color, size and even shape as times, days and months goes on.
Eczema can appear in any part of the body, it can appear on the face, scalp, hands, toes, etc.
Causes of eczema
There are so many factors that might Trigger eczema to come up, some of them are environmental, climate change, food allergies, depressed immune system , and even genetic factors. All this are some of the factors to consider when looking for the underlying causes of eczema.
Please note that Eczema are mostly pronounced in immune depressed patients, HIV patients, those who normally take alcohol and tobacco products in large quantities etc.
The immune system has a big role to play here.
The human skin produces lots of oil all over our skin and other part of the body, this oil naturally protects the body from various diseases, immediately you get infected with eczema the oil stops coming and you start experiencing some kind of dryness in your body which makes the skin to appear scaly, itchy and red.
Once you experience any of this symptoms of dryness you should not be scared because there is always a solution and even a home remedy to help you get well again.
why we had to put down the above explanation above,
is for you to have a proper understanding about eczema and also differentiate from other skin problems. Now back to your questions,
Is Eczema contiguous?
Most people would actually want to avoid coming in contact with anyone that has eczema just because they feel that they will get infected, well if you fall in such category of people who always want to avoid your next door neighbor then you better reconsider your action as not all type of eczema is contiguous in any way, most common types of eczema can’t be spread from person to person.
this is a type of eczema that comes in contact with herpes infection and this results to eczema herpeticum which is even deadly if left untreated and for sure it can be transmitted with little exposure. eczema herpeticum is considered as a viral infection, which makes it easy to be passed from person to person.
Is eczema sexually transmitted?
If you are wondering if eczema can be transmitted through sexual intercourse among partners just understand that eczema is not a sexually transmitted disease unless that of eczema herpeticum which just explain above. So hell no eczema such as seborrheic eczema, contact dermatitis,etc can’t be transmitted sexually from partners to partners.
is eczema contagious by touching
Is there cure for eczema?
Eczema can be treated, manage properly but it cannot be cure 100% there are cases where it will resurface in the future but all this can be put under control using the right medication.
Treatments for Eczema
Treatment for eczema is a continuous process and there are certain homes remedies that you can apply to put it under control.
While taking your medication avoid the following :
Harmful chemicals : there are certain chemicals that will trigger eczema to resurface again if you apply them to your body.
- When getting your next cream look for the ones that are not hash to your sensitive skin, hash facial cleansers can trigger eczema.
- Detergent and soap can also trigger inflammation of the skin.
Avoid tobacco products : if you smoke please avoid it during this period as this can trigger information in your skin.
Food allergy:Avoid Foods that your body allergic to when eating.
What foods to avoid if you have eczema
Some of the foods that might trigger or flare up eczema in some people are :
- cow’s milk
- soy products
Please note that some people can still take any of this food listed above and will be fine while in others it will be counterproductive.
Avoid Stress : stress can also make eczema to return back, don’t deny your self good sleep and never over work your self
Apart from eczema herpeticum, other types of Eczema can’t be transmitted neither is it contiguous but certain lifestyle we exhibit can trigger it such as smoking if tobacco, applying some harsh perfume to the body, eating some kind of food or weak immune system can all be attributed to eczema.
Maintaining good hygiene and lifestyle will go a long way to improving your hormone to naturally help protect you from eczema.
Regina Uwalaka. Am your regular Dermatologist with 8 years of experience, you can contact me on any of my social media accounts