Eczema Causes.

There are several types of eczema, with different causes, symptoms and therefore treatments.


Atopic eczema causes.

Atopic eczema is the most common type of eczema.

There is a typical pattern of skin inflamation with this type of eczema, and it often occurs in people who are prone to allergies. The term ‘atopic’ describes people with certain hypersensitivity reactions, or allergic tendancies.

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Allergic contact eczema causes.

Allergic contact eczema also known as allergic contact dermatitis, is a red, itchy, weepy reaction where the skin has come into contact with a substance that the immune system recognizes as foreign, such as certain preservatives in creams.

These substances therefore cause an allergic reaction, and the …. read more….


Irritant contact eczema causes.

Irritant contact eczema (or dermatitis) is much more common than allergic contact eczema. It is the second most common cause of occupational health problems, after muscle and joint pains and injuries.

Irritant contact eczema will usually only affect the areas of skin which you have exposed to the irritant.

Most cases of irritant contact eczema are commonly found in the same kinds of occupation. Employees who need to repeatedly expose their skin (often their hands) to the same chemicals are most likely to suffer from irritant contact eczema.


Seborrhoeic eczema causes.

Seborrhoeic eczema is a skin disorder affecting the scalp, face, and trunk. The cause of seborrhoeic eczema remains unknown, although many factors have been implicated.

However, it has emerged that a yeast called pityrosporum ovale (or malassezia furfur) is found on the skin of people suffering from seborrhoeic eczema. It is not clear at present if this yeast is the singular cause or merely a contributing factor.


Varicose eczema causes.

Varicose eczema usually affects middle-aged to elderly people. Factors that increase the risk of developing this condition are having varicose veins, and being overweight.

Varicose eczema is caused by valves in the veins failing to work, which then leads to increased pressure within the veins.

Varicose eczema is extremely rare in young people. This is due to two things:

  • Although young people can suffer from varicose veins, their skin tends to produce a certain amount of oil of its own accord.
  • Poor circulation is a major cause of varicose eczema, but usually young people tend to be more active therefore avoiding this problem.


Discoid (or nummular) eczema causes.

Discoid eczema can occur in adults at any age, but is more common in later life. It can arise with atopic eczema, with generally dry skin, or even on otherwise normal skin.

The cause of discoid eczema is currently unknown. However, younger people often have discoid eczema in conjunction with atopic eczema. With adults it is thought to perhaps be associated with stress, local irritation of the skin and consuming too much alcohol.


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