Eczema is a kind of skin inflammation. Inflammation of skin is called dermatitis. All kinds of dermatitis are classified under the common term eczema. Though Atopic Dermatitis is commonly used as a synonym of eczema, there are many other dermatitis conditions that are included in the diseases known as eczema. Let us take a quick look.
Skin Problem- Atopic Dermatitis
The most common eczema is known as Atopic dermatitis. It is a genetic problem that causes red rashes with blisters that itch. Atopic dermatitis is triggered by allergens. Those who suffer from this problem have to identify the allergen that trigger Atopic dermatitis in them and stop using or eating those products. Once Atopic dermatitis flares up, it may need treatment with antibiotics and steroids. As this is the most common form of eczema it is important to learn something about it.
Skin Problem- Irritant Contact Dermatitis
Irritant Contact Dermatitis is caused due to contact with an irritant. The contact need not be for a very brief period. Prolonged contact can cause this dermatitis in many people though the material in contact is as neutral as water. Not everyone gets this dermatitis with every product. You may get it, but your friend may not.
Skin Problem- Allergic Contact Dermatitis
This kind of dermatitis is caused by allergens that come in contact with skin and cause inflammation. Nickel and latex are common examples. Poison Ivy is another common allergen. Again as with irritant Contact Dermatitis, you may be allergic, your friend need not be.
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This article is only for informative purposes. This article is not intended to be medical advice and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor for your medical concerns.