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Symptoms and treatments of Intrinsic (allergic) eczema


Allergic eczema, medically termed as contact dermatitis, is a typical skin condition which develops when an individual’s skin gets in touch with an allergen. It is a common skin disease known as atopic dermatitis causing an itchy, dry and red rash.

The area affected by Eczema Depends on Age: [1]

• Infants: Face, Chest & scalp back
• Toddlers ( 2 to 4 years): In the front portion of elbows and back of the knees
• Older Children and Adults: In the front part of elbows and back of the knees

If one continues scratching, it will ooze and develop a crust. If one keeps doing so for an extended period, the skin will turn thick and dark.


Few symptoms include itching which might be severe at night, rash or cuts, red bumps which may ooze, drain or even develop a crust.

People may experience:
● Blistering
● Burning feeling with pain
● Redness, dryness and thickening skin
● Swelling or inflammation

Treatment and cure

Self Care:
Avoid scratching the skin and wash new clothes before wearing. Follow soak and seal procedure to retain skin moisture. Avoid using products which increase skin irritation like perfume, powder or beauty cream.

The ideal treatment for allergic eczema is only prevention which means one needs to avoid any irritants which can revive or enhance the reaction. Follow regular bathing and body moisturizing routine.

Medications: Over-the-counter (OTC) pills without prescription for skin moisturizing and gently removing the skin for infection prevention.

Specialist treatments:
There is no such cure for eczema, but there are treatments. Based on the stage of the disease and its severity, treatments change in lifestyle changes, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, oral, topical, and injectable medications in addition to phototherapy and biologic drugs. Soak the body in warm water and immediately moisturize the body.

In prescription, topical dermatologist recommend corticosteroids (steroids), topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs), PDE4 inhibitors, and skin barrier creams. Use of phototherapy machine is done to release narrowband ultraviolet B (UVB) light right on affected skin area which reduces the feeling of itchiness and inflammation. At mfine, our healthcare experts craft the best treatment plans for eczema and to get a medical diagnosis, you can consult them today.

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