According to the National Association of Eczema there are over 13 million people that suffer with eczema, so there is a good chance you or someone you know has been affected. The term eczema is broad and as a general definition we refer to something as eczematous when it becomes dry, red or cracked. The overall presentation of eczema varies widely but there are three distinct stages based on timing; acute, subacute and chronic.
There are multiple different types of eczema including irritant or allergic contact dermatitis, stasis dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, nummular eczema, dyshidrotic eczema, hand eczema, eyelid dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, lichen simplex chronicus, etc.. Each one of these conditions has a different cause and presentation but they have a commonality in that the skin is red, itchy and dry.
Learn more about how what it is, causes, prevention, and treatment in this article written by Village Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery PA-C, Patricia Spitzer, in the March 2018 issue of “Health & Wellness Magazine – Villages & Ocala editions”.
This article can be downloaded here. Some of the topics covered include:
- What is Eczema
- Atopic Dermatitis
- Preventative Measures
- Treatment Modalities