Eczema on face can put you in a very embarrassing situation. Other parts of the body can still be covered with the cloth worn but the face is the most exposed part of the body and that is why eczema on face can be very embarrassing than eczema seen in other part of the body. Personally, I have been able to prepare a natural mixture which I have used to tackle the appearance of eczema in any part of the body. This I will say later in this article.
The term eczema refers to a number of different skin conditions in which the skin is red and irritated and occasionally results in small, fluid-filled bumps that become moist and ooze. In the light of the title of this post, the kind of irritations found on the face is known as eczema on face. Eczema is most common in infants and young children. All races can be affected.
What are the causes of eczema?
Doctors do not know the exact cause of eczema, but a defect of the skin that impairs its function as a barrier, possibly combined with an abnormal function of the immune system, and is believed to be important factors. Studies have shown that in people with atopic dermatitis there are gene defects that lead to abnormalities in certain proteins (such as filaggrin) that are important in maintaining the barrier function of normal skin.
Eczema on face got by contact: Some forms of eczema can be triggered by substances that come in contact with the skin, such as soaps, cosmetics, clothing, detergents, jewelry, or sweat. Environmental allergens (substances that cause allergic reactions) may also cause outbreaks of eczema. Changes in temperature or humidity, or even psychological stress, can lead to outbreaks of eczema in some people.
What is the treatment for eczema on face?
The goals for the treatment of eczema are to prevent itching, inflammation, and worsening of the condition. Treatment of eczema may involve both lifestyle changes and the use of medications. Treatment is always based upon an individual''s age, overall health status, and the type and severity of the condition. There are many ways to get rid of eczema on face. This may be synthetic of natural means.
Natural way to treat eczema on face: There are a lot of natural products that can be used to treat eczema on face. If I don’t know of any, I know bitter leave extract is a good on to treat eczema on any part of the body including that face. Read Health benefit of bitter-leaf and skin care
Many synthetic ways to treat Eczema on face: Keeping the skin well hydrated through the application of creams or ointments (with a low water and high oil content) as well as avoiding over-bathing (see "Can eczema be prevented?" section) is an important step in treatment. It is recommended to apply emollient creams such as petrolatum-based creams to the body immediately after a five-minute lukewarm bath in order to seal in moisture while the body is still wet. Lifestyle modifications to avoid triggers for the condition are also recommended.
Corticosteroid creams are sometimes prescribed to decrease the inflammatory reaction in the skin. These may be mild-, medium-, or high-potency corticosteroid creams depending upon the severity of the symptoms. If itching is severe, oral antihistamines may be prescribed. Read Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream Uses, Side Effect And Precaution
Finally, two topical (cream) medications have been approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of eczema: tacrolimus (Protopic) and pimecrolimus (Elidel). These drugs belong to a class of immune-suppressant drugs known as calcineurin inhibitors and are indicated only in patients over 2 years of age. The U.S. FDA has issued a black box warning stating the long-term safety of calcineurin inhibitors has not been established. Although a causal relationship has not been established, rare cases of malignancy have been reported with their use. It is recommended that these drugs only be used as second-line therapy for cases that are unresponsive to other forms of treatment and that their use be limited to the minimum time periods needed to control symptoms. Use of these drugs should also be limited in people who have compromised immune systems.- MEDICINENET
I thought this compilation would help to get rid of any eczema on face case. Hope this is helpful?