Eczema is one of the most common skin disorders that affect many people worldwide. In fact, there are three types of eczema. These are dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and actinic dermatitis. Each has its own types of symptoms, causes, and treatments.

There are many different ways in which eczema can manifest itself. At the onset of eczema, the affected areas may appear to be red, raw, or moist. The skin may appear irritated. Excessive itching may also occur. Excessive dryness may also cause irritation.

Eczema may also be a reaction to allergies or to direct contact with allergens. It may even be caused by increased perspiration or dehydration. Most likely the primary cause of eczema is an allergy to a substance. Sometimes the cause is unknown.

There are various skin conditions that are often mistaken for eczema. These include atopic dermatitis, lichen simplex, eczema Vulgaris, contact dermatitis, folliculitis, discoid Lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, stasis ulcer, st. John’s wort and dermatitis herpetiformis. This does not, however, mean that these conditions do not exist. Many of these conditions can mimic eczema.

Some homeopathic treatment options can help to control the symptoms of eczema. There are many different treatments that may be used.

A small area can be treated by applying aloe vera or a natural salve. Dabbing a plant extract on the affected area can help to relieve the itchiness and dryness.

Since a lot of itching can be the result of excess moisture, applying a topical petroleum jelly may help. Another treatment that is commonly applied is tea tree oil. A drop of this oil is rubbed into the affected area and then left on for about ten minutes.

Once the symptoms have subsided you can gently remove the treatment with clean, warm water. You can repeat this process as needed. Many people use tea tree oil to treat scabies. Scabies is another condition that appears similar to eczema.

For long-term treatment use an all-natural anti-itch properties. Gingko Biloba has been shown to be beneficial. Another anti-itch compound is neem.

One of the best ways to treat severe eczema problems is to reduce the severity of allergic reactions. People with serious reactions to the food substances in the eczema affected area should try to eliminate them from their diet. In extreme cases, this may require the complete elimination of the foods.

The appropriate homeopathic treatment is available. It will also reduce the chance of permanent damage to the skin. These treatments will not only help the eczema symptoms but they will also help the skin to heal itself.

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