Diagnosing Eczema and timely treatment: Medications available
Eczema is a medical condition in which portions of skin become rough and inflamed. Normally it is also accompanied with blisters that cause itching and bleeding. Sometimes resulting from a reaction to irritation (eczematous dermatitis) but more typically having no obvious external cause. From the definition you can visualize the impact this medical condition will have on your the general beauty of your skin. That explains why diagnosing eczema early is important. Whenever the skin becomes rough and inflamed, beauty takes the most available flight out of that body leaving an ugly looking skin structure. It is imperative that we take corrective measures to ensure that all the flight bookings are canceled and beauty is retained. For us to achieve this, we must be knowledgeable of all the factors that cause skin to look ugly. Like for instance eczema described above. Focusing on diagnosing eczema and treatment for a glowing skin, doctor Dalal Akoury MD President and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center will take us through the discussion detailing on all the possible treatments procedures available.
At the moment eczema diagnosis is based on the doctor’s observation of individual’s case. Meaning that the doctor, will interrogate you about the kind of symptoms you’re seeing and the available medical history including your family history of rashes and other allergy-related medical condition like asthma and high fever. These medical histories are what the doctor will use to come up with an eczema diagnosis and treatment for a glowing skin since because there is no single test to diagnose eczema. That further explain why you shouldn’t wait in scheduling an appointment with doctor Akoury now.
Diagnosis Eczema and timely treatment: Treatment for eczema
Having attained the eczema diagnosis treatment begins immediately. It must be noted that a good skin care is key in controlling eczema. Therefore for effective treatment of eczema, the majority of people will only need modification of their skin care routine and making a few lifestyle changes while those with more severe eczema may need to take medications to control their symptoms. The following are some of the non-drug treatments for eczema:
Mild soap and moisturizer – It’s best to use a mild soap or soap substitute that won’t dry your skin. There are several brands of gentle soaps available at the drugstore, however, brand names can be recommended by your doctor or pharmacist. Nonetheless, a good moisturizer either in cream, lotion, or ointment forms will help conserve the skin’s natural moisture and should be applied immediately after a shower or bath as well as one other time each day. Besides these certain individuals with severe eczema may benefit from taking baths with a small unit of bleach dropped to the water. The bleach, in this case, will help in killing bacteria living on the skin of people with eczema.
Short, warm showers – People with eczema should avoid taking very hot or very long showers or baths, which can dry out your skin.
Reduce stress – Like I have said before, stress is one of the greatest enemies of a beautiful skin. Therefore make all the necessary arrangements to reduce stress as humanly possible by getting regular exercise and setting aside time to relax. Medications and other treatments for eczema include:
- Hydrocortisone – Over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream or ointment may help mild eczema. Prescription steroid cream may be needed for more severe eczema.
- Antihistamines – Oral antihistamines such as Benadryl are available over-the-counter and may help relieve symptoms. Some of these cause drowsiness, which may be of benefit if nighttime itching is a problem.
- Ultraviolet light therapy – People with very severe eczema may benefit from therapy using ultraviolet light under the strict advice of the skincare professional.
- Immunosuppressant – Drugs that suppress the immune system such as cyclosporine, azathioprine, or methotrexate, can also be administered particularly when other treatments have failed.
- Immunomodulators – This type of medicated cream helps treat eczema by controlling inflammation and reducing the immune system reactions.