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Eczema-What Is It?- Eczema Explained

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How To Permanently Eliminate Eczema?
Dr.Rachel AndersonEczema Causes -Treating Eczema

Perhaps you have been told you have ‘eczema’. Eczema comes from a Greek word which means to ‘bubble over’. Did you know that this is a general term that encompasses many different skin afflictions? Eczema is a condition that affects as many as 30 million people according to the National Eczema Organization.
It is estimated this condition affects 10% of babies. It also affects children and adults. The following conditions are a more specific skin condition within the broader category of eczema: Atopic dermatitis -the most common, long lasting, and severe Hand eczema “hand dermatitis” Contact dermatitis – skin is inflamed when it comes into contact with certain chemicals Seborrheic dermatitis – this is a condition very similar to eczema Dyshidrotic eczema – blistering condition that is two times more common in women and it is most common on fingers, palms and soles of feet Stasis dermatitis – skin eruptions that happen if a person has problems with their veins – especially in their lower legs Eczema is thought to likely be inherited although the exact cause is unknown.

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Hand Eczema

Some causes are thought to be irritants, allergies, microbes (such as a virus or bacteria), certain foods, extreme temperatures, stress or hormones. 80% of children that have eczema will develop hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Eczema occurs mostly on the face of babies and primarily the chin. It also can develop on the scalp, outer arms, trunk and legs. Children develop it more on areas like the inner elbow, ankles, wrist and inner knees. Adults may have patches anywhere on their body including arms and legs or tops of ears. There are many signs and symptoms of eczema. Usually the skin has patchy, dry, angry red marks. Sometimes there are raised areas, rough leathery patches or dark colored patches. There is always itching & at times it is so intense that one has problems sleeping and the scratching can be so rough it could draw blood. An ‘itch-scratch cycle’ has been coined due to the sequence of unfortunate events that happens with those with eczema.

The itchy skin causes the person to itch and scratch which damages the skin. This itching and skin damage releases chemicals that further damage the skin and the person itches even more. Treatments are varied and numerous although there is no one treatment that is a sure remedy. The topical treatments include creams and lotions. Some are prescription like hydrocortisone creams and some are over the counter like aloe based lotions. There are even some home remedies like vinegar or bleach baths. Certain vitamins and herbs have been used with some success along with other natural eczema treatments.

Other treatments include anything to keep the skin moist so it doesn’t crack allowing more bacteria in and also to soothe the skin. This includes a wet wrap on the affected area with a dry bandage over it. Humidifiers used in the room to keep the air moist are also recommended. Using moisturizers daily and applying lotion within minutes of a lukewarm bath to seal in the moisture. Lukewarm is another key. Extreme temperatures will sometimes heighten the effects of eczema. Exercising where the body sweats is not recommended. Sunburn and frosty subzero temperatures may also worsen the symptoms.

One alternative treatment in the literature has had good reviews with positive patient testimonials. It is a guide called “Eczema Free Forever” and does not utilize creams or lotions. Their premise is that eczema should be treated from within the body and not just on the outside. This guide claims to not use medication and it will actually slow down the aging process and create toned and younger looking skin. Check it out!

Organic Natural Healing-E-Book-Heal Your Body Naturally

I think we all would agree natural is better than artificial. Reality is better than fake. So, why then, do we not trust the natural healing powers we have available to us – and some are within our own body already? It is said that our bodies are temples and should be treated with respect and they will reward us. This couldn’t be truer when it comes to our health!
Nutritional healing helps boost our own body’s immune system, heals our wounds, fights infection and replenishes nutrients that have become depleted in our body. Things that prevent healing of our bodies include:
Overuse of medications
Chemical toxins
Yeast overgrowth such as Candida
Damaged livers
Poor nutrition
Under-producing glands such as the thymus, thyroid and adrenals
Inadequate sleep and exercise

When we eat healthy, our bodies are able to manufacture good red blood cells to give our cells oxygen along with good white blood cells that will fight infection on their own if it is not a major infection.
Natural health products such as witch hazel, aloe vera and Chinese herbs all help the skin and tissues from maladies such as acne to eczema. Probiotic soaps help with the yeast Candida. Evening primrose oil will help with menstrual cramps and menopause symptoms. These are all natural ways that promote healing.

We don’t all eat healthy so sometimes we need vitamins to supplement our diets. Doses of extra Vitamin C can ward off common colds and lower pressure in the eyes. Vitamin B12 has been shown to reduce eye floaters and Vitamin D3 has been used for increasing bone health.
Integrative medicine (IM) is becoming more popular in the United States. Simply stated, this approach to medicine treats the mind, body and spirit. It treats the ‘whole person’ and not just the disease. Nutrition, fitness, yoga, tai chi and meditation are all used. It is reported that one in three people in the United States use some sort of alternative therapies for their own wellness. IM is not so much as an alternative or replacement for traditional treatments but is thought to complement them.

Hospitals are also getting on the bandwagon and offering more IM services as evidenced by a study showing 20% of U.S. hospitals offering IM. This treatment adds the best practices from other cultures and expands the healing beyond traditional Western methods.
There are many natural health products and home remedies. Saline (a salt solution) clears nasal passages and helps open them in times of colds and flu. Saline can also be used to gargle with and soothes the sore throat. For that throat tickle, a tea with tannin will reduce the urge to constantly cough reducing making the throat inflamed. Another throat soother can be made with honey for a thicker solution and then adding raspberry leaves or lemon juice. The ‘hot toddy’ of decades ago which adds a small amount (one ounce) of whiskey or bourbon is still prescribed in most medical circles today and also helps the person relax and rest. Caution: too much alcohol will cause inflamed membranes and make the person more ill!

Certain foods also help heal and add electrolytes back into one’s system. These include bananas, rice, and blueberries. Blueberries have amazing properties that can reduce diarrhea and act as an aspirin reducing fever and body aches. Chili peppers, horseradish and onions not only help with weight loss but they also can clear nasal passages and open up airways.
Let natural healthy choices be the choices you make today!

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Dyshidrotic Eczema -Treatment-Specific Type Of Excema

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Dyshidrotic Eczema

   Dyshidrotic Eczema Treatment & Management

Eczema is a general term for medical conditions where the skin is inflamed and irritated. A specific type of eczema results when small fluid filled bubbles or blisters appear on the hands, feet or fingers. This condition is called dyshidrotic eczema. Another name for dyshidrotic eczema is pompholyz which means “bubble” in Greek. Eczema is more common in teens and adults up to middle age and then it seems to resolve for most people.
The dyshidrotic eczema pictures show red raised blisters as small as pin pricks. When they group together they can create a larger blister. These blisters itch and can range from mild to severe. Most people have a fairly mild case of them. They can also be considered acute (comes on quickly and stays for a short period of time and then fades) or chronic (they stay for months or years). Sometimes it is difficult to see eczema on the hands because of the skin thickness on the fingers and palms.

Unfortunately, the exact cause is unknown but stress, sensitive skin and extreme cold condition make it worse. Certain times of the year also are worse. Problems with the toenails or fingernails may also occur due to this condition. Those that have hay fever also seem to contract dyshidrotic eczema more easily.
The following conditions also appear to make eczema on hands more likely:
Industrial work conditions especially those working with cement and exposure to nickel, cobalt or chromium
Extreme cold conditions
Hands that are in water a lot such as healthcare (excessive hand-washing), cosmetology (shampooing heads), cleaning crews or caterers
There are a few dyshidrotic eczema home remedies that are fairly effective for some people with milder cases. Natural sun light can help dry out the skin as long as too much sun is not used and the skin burns. Using a wet compress is also good on the red scaly and sometimes cracked skin. Soaking the affected area in a solution of witch hazel also has worked with some patients. There are over the counter anti-histamines such is used for hay fever that could help reduce the outbreaks also. These natural eczema treatments are a blessing to those suffering from mild to moderate cases that do not want to incur the expense of doctor visits.

If the condition is not helped by these home or natural remedies, you may need to have a doctor intervene. He will want to know when the condition started and what makes it worse or better. He will take a careful history to see what chemicals, if any you have been exposed to in work, a hobby or your general living area. There is no lab test to diagnose dyshidrotic eczema but sometimes skin scrapings will be done to rule out of the skin disorders.
Your doctor may prescribe ointments or creams that would have higher concentrations of corticosteroids like Prednisone. He may ask that you wrap the affected part in a medicinal solution. Pills may be prescribed for more severe cases if the above milder remedies have failed but the downside to these is there could be long term side effects from these drugs. Only your doctor will know best once he knows your own specific medical history and any other medications you may be on. He may also prescribe phototherapy which is done in the doctor’s office and includes the use of ultraviolet rays – similar to the sun but much stronger and filtered. One of the last choices could be immune suppressing ointments but these will increase your risk of skin infections so they are used sparingly.
There are some new treatments out there and as always, consult with your physician before trying anything that needs a prescription.

Diagnosing And Treating Lyme Disease- Rash- Not Eczema

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Lyme Disease Rash

Treating Lyme Disease Early Crucial for Minimizing Long-term Issues

Lyme disease is common in all areas of the country where ticks carrying the disease live. The disease is actually a bacterial infection that causes a variety of health issues for individuals infected. Medical professionals routinely advise anyone who suspects they have been infected seek medical attention to minimize issues resulting from the disease. There are several things anyone living in an area where ticks are common should be aware of.

Avoiding Tick Bites

Dress appropriately when in tick habitat.

Wear clothes that cover the body as much as possible. Long sleeves and long pants make it more difficult for ticks to get to bare skin. Tucking pants into socks or putting rubber bands around pant legs help to keep ticks away from skin.

Use insect repellents.

Always use insect repellents rated to repel ticks. While products containing DEET are most effective, some individuals are wary of DEET. Whatever product you use, make sure it specifically says it protects against ticks.

Check pets carefully for ticks.

Pets who have been outdoors during tick season should be checked carefully for ticks. Pets often transfer ticks to humans, making it crucial that they be checked frequently. Ticks that have become attached should be completely removed using tweezers or similar instruments to protect the pet.

When returning from the outdoors, check yourself and your children for ticks. Ticks may be hidden in clothing and difficult to find, but finding them before they can attach themselves is always recommended. If a tick should become attached, remove it completely. Simply pulling it off often leaves part of the tick buried in the skin, which encourages infection. Use tweezers and remove by gripping the head and gently pulling until the insect releases from the skin. Apply an antiseptic to the area to help prevent infection.

 

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Lyme Tick

 

What are the symptoms of Lyme Disease?

Even when people are careful, there is always a chance of being infected. Treating lyme disease is much easier during early stages. If any symptoms are noted, a medical professional should be contacted immediately.

Lyme symptoms include a bulls-eye rash at the site of the bite. However, rashes that do not have the distinctive bulls-eye appearance may also occur. Any suspected lyme rash should be checked by a medical professional. However, it should also be noted that not all bite victims get a rash. That often allows the infection to spread, leading to more severe symptoms.

If untreated, lyme disease may affect the heart, nervous system, vision and even the heart. Many bite victims that are not treated promptly also suffer from arthritis-like joint pain. In later stages, symptoms can become increasingly severe, affecting the nervous system and memory functions.

How is lyme disease treated?

Lyme treatment depends on the stage of the disease. When treated early, antibiotics are generally effective. The most commonly used antibiotic used for treating lyme disease is doxycycline, which has been successful when administered during early stages. However, as the disease progresses, the success rate of doxycycline is lower, and repeated treatments may be needed. In advanced cases, treatment of medical issues resulting from the lyme disease is also necessary, complicating the problem. The long-term prognosis for lyme disease victims is mixed, but the importance of obtaining early treatment is of paramount importance. Once the disease has spread, symptoms may be present for years.

There are natural remedies that can be incorporated as part of the treatment. Most importantly, naturopathic specialists encourage lyme disease victims to focus on holistic approaches to health that allow the body to heal itself. Exploring naturopathic solutions should be considered, especially if other approaches have proven unsuccessful.

Causes Of Psoriasis And Psoriasis Remedies

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Mild Hand Psoriasis

What Causes Psoriasis and Psoriasis Treatment

In a perfect world, we would know what causes psoriasis and there would be a magic pill to make it go away. Sadly, the best we know about what causes it is that it is a problem with the immune system that causes cells to multiply out of control. It does seem to run in families (hereditary). And how is it cured? It is not curable. But there is good news!
The symptoms of psoriasis include red patchy, sometimes scaly areas that itch. Scalp psoriasis is present in over 50% of all cases of the over 7 million people that have psoriasis. The reddish raised patches can be just a little patch on the scalp and may not even be noticeable. It can also cover the whole scalp and even migrate down behind the ears, onto the forehead or down the back of the neck. It can be miserable to have scalp psoriasis.

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Mild Scalp Psoriasis

There is relief with psoriasis shampoo. These special shampoos have high concentrations of coal tar and salicylic acid. These include medicated shampoos infused with steroids and a vitamin D derivative. Psoriasis scalp treatment may also include topical ointments or even phototherapy. Typically phototherapy is done at a physician office and monitored carefully with special phototherapy lights of ultraviolet rays.
Phototherapy is considered a psoriasis natural treatment if sunshine is used. It has been proven that regular doses of sunshine to the affected areas could alleviate symptoms and shrink the area affected.
Other psoriasis natural treatments include herbs, diet supplements, yoga and meditation. Over 35% of persons with psoriasis have tried herbs and diet supplements for relief. It is thought that what is inside the body will help what is on the outside. Be sure and consult your physician before you start any herbal supplements.
Other treatment options include biologicals or medications. Drugs are typically prescribed for moderate to severe psoriasis that does not respond to more conservative methods. The main drugs used are protein based or contain steroids and need to be monitored by a physician. The drugs are administered intravenously, injected or even orally depending on the severity of the psoriasis. A high percentage of patients obtain relief during flare ups when they take biologicals.

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Chronic Psoriasis

Psoriasis is not contagious. Many people shy away from touching people with psoriasis as they are uninformed and ignorant. During a flare up, it is difficult to always cover up all of the patches. Sometimes hair loss will result or the scratching will cause an infection. Some are not able to sleep due to the itching at night. The patient with psoriasis feels poorly for many reasons both physically and emotionally.
There are certainly some situations, other than hereditary, that can make the symptoms worse. These include emotional or physical stress when the body is run down. Strep throat in children has been shown as a link to them having some patches of psoriasis. A skin injury can lend itself to a psoriasis outbreak. Amazingly, smoking can also increase one’s chance of having psoriasis patches as demonstrated in a 2005 article published in the Archives of Dermatology.

One needs to call their physician if they experience problems with the medications such as bloody diarrhea, vomiting, fever or chills. Also, if the itching is causing sleepless nights.
There is a variety of remedies as noted above which include drugs either administered topically, orally, or by injection or IV. There are natural remedies, shampoos, and phototherapy. Some treatments work for one patient and not for another one so it is good to try many different ones and not to give up!

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Seborrheic Dermatitis- Symptoms & Treatments

                          What is Seborrheic Dermatitis?

 

Seborrheic dermatitis is a treatable skin condition.  ‘Derm’ means skin and ‘itis’ means inflammation so the term means the skin is inflamed.  Seborrheic(a) pertains to the extra oil on the skin, usually on the scalp and face so those with seborrheic dermatitis have an oily build up on their skin with inflammation.  It can also occur in the folds of the skin or where the knees or elbows bend.

 

Three age groups typically are seen with seborrheic dermatitis:  babies, middle age, and the elderly. At each of these stages, the person’s body is going through hormonal and other changes.  Acne typically accompanies seborrheic dermatitis also. Babies  get seborrheic dermatitis on their face or scalp are said to have ‘cradle cap’. Some call it mistakenly ‘cradle crap’. It is an oily scaly material on the scalp and a gentle shampoo with very gentle scraping, using a baby brush or comb, can work it free.  It usually disappears by 8-12 months.

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baby cradle cap

Seborrheic dermatitis natural treatment regimens are also a possibility for management.  There are many that have testified to its working.  In looking at seborrheic dermatitis pictures, before and after the natural treatment, one can see definite improvement in the symptoms.

Adults are treated differently from babies although shampoo and creams are usually the recommendation.  Seborrheic dermatitis treatment usually includes special shampoos with ingredients such as zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide or salicylic acid.

 

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A dermatologist (skin doctor) should be consulted and may prescribe higher potency creams or shampoos.  Excessive use of these higher potency creams or shampoos have their own side effects so one needs to be careful and follow the doctor’s prescription.  Just because a little works great, one should not assume that a lot will work even better!
A few interesting facts about seborrheic dermatitis include the fact that it is more common in patients with neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s.  It also comes on after heart attacks. Some feel that yeast organisms can come into play also.  Dry and cold climates tend to make it worse.  Those with immune system diseases such as mono, HIV or AIDS also are more susceptible.  Stress can bring it on also.

According to a Mayo Clinic website, you should seek a physician’s opinion when you are uncomfortable from the itching that it makes you lose sleep or distracts you from your normal daily activities, when you are embarrassed or anxious from the condition, if you feel your skin may be infected or if you have tried self treatment and it does not seem to be working.
To prepare for your first appointment with a medical specialist, write down all of the symptoms you are having, even if you don’t feel they are related to your skin.  Note when you first noticed the symptoms and what makes them get worse or better.  Note any home remedies you have tried and what has helped or hindered.  List all of your medications including vitamins and herbal supplements.

During your visit with the physician, he will give you a thorough physical exam and then will take a careful history asking about life changes or stressors.  This condition is treatable and he will try to see what would be best for you.  He may suggest shaving off a beard or mustache if that is where the itchy skin is.  He may suggest different soaps.  He may want to biopsy the area if it looks suspicious for some other skin condition.

 

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Baby Eczema-Curing Baby Eczema

 Diagnosing, Preventing and Curing Baby Eczema

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baby eczema

Eczema is an all-encompassing term that loosely describes any one of a number of types of atopic dermatitis, a skin condition characterized by dryness, itching and inflammation. The affected skin, which can occur anywhere on the body, is “leaky,” allowing irritants to penetrate its layers and trigger the immune system’s response. Eczema exhibits as degrees of redness, rash, flaking, weeping, crusting and soreness, all of which are aggravated by scratching. As many as 20% of babies and children are affected with eczema, and approximately 3% of adults. Some experts believe there is an inherited component to eczema while others think it is entirely idiopathic (spontaneously occurring and due to no known cause). Since affected children comprise the largest body of eczema sufferers, it is important to control eczema’s symptoms as much as possible, for it is difficult for young children to resist the urge to scratch inflamed skin, and this is the very behavior which perpetuates and worsens the problem. Eczema treatment for babies and children will frequently include one or more of the following:
Daily Cleansing — It may seem counter intuitive, but experts have found that that eczema responds well to daily bathing. Use non-drying products without potential irritants such as fragrance.
Moisture — Any baby eczema treatment begins with prevention. The use of oil based moisturizers is essential in order to avert as much dryness and irritation as possible. Apply moisturizers as soon as possible after bathing in order to trap the moisture in the skin. The use of a humidifier in the home to combat dry household air, particularly in the winter, is often helpful.
Eliminate Irritants — In addition to fragrances, many with baby eczema react negatively to dust mites, woolen blankets, detergents, and may have dietary allergies that contribute to their condition. A thoughtful trial and error elimination process may reveal particular substances to avoid.
Steroid Creams — Although many prefer to use natural remedies for baby eczema whenever possible, at times it may become necessary to use a doctor prescribed steroid cream to bring the redness and inflammation under control.

The majority of children will outgrow eczema by the time they reach puberty; however a smaller number will suffer from the condition intermittently throughout their lives. While there is not a cure for baby eczema, it is a condition that can be managed, and the sufferer generally kept comfortable. Typically the key to managing any sufferer’s discomfort level involves a multi-pronged approach: finding and eliminating triggers, creating an environment that discourages and prevents outbreaks and promptly treating symptoms as soon as they appear.