Types of Eczema | Atopic, Adult, and Contact Eczema – Mario Badescu Skin Care
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Types of Eczema

Several types of eczema exist, each varying in magnitude, frequency, causes, etc., making it necessary for a dermatologist to properly diagnose your condition before proceeding any further. Always remember to consult your dermatologist before using any skincare products. Discuss an effective skincare routine to help minimize discomfort and prevent the frenquency in“flare-ups.”

The most common forms of eczema are Atopic Dermitis – Atopic Eczema – or, in layman’s terms, Adult Eczema, and Contact Eczema.

Atopic Eczema and Adult Eczema

Medically identified as Atopic Dermitis – and known more familiarly as simply Atopic Eczema, this type is the most common form of eczema. Eczema can be caused by either a hypersensitivity to the environment or some kind of externality (like an allergy), or may be inherited. Atopic Dermitis is the latter form, located on the same gene that includes hay fever and asthma. (“Atopic” refers to other allergic conditions like asthma and hay fever.)

If eczema is never outgrown, the condition becomes known as Adult Atopic Eczema. Atopic Dermitis will cluster around specific areas of the body, more so on the hands than anywhere else because of the greater contact with potential irritants and stress. It can feel uncomfortable – embarrassing, even – to be an adult dealing with what has been labeled a childhood condition. Though there is no cure, adult eczema can be treated with proper care. Consult with your dermatologist for medical treatment as well as steps you can take to help come to terms with your condition. After doing so, visit our section on “How To Relieve Symptoms of Eczema” and “Mario Badescu’s Skincare Regimen“ for tips on how to help alleviate eczema symptoms.

Contact Eczema

Known professionally as Contact Dermitis, this type of eczema is a contained reaction to externalities caused by hypersensitivity to the environment. Symptoms include redness, itching, and sometimes burning in patches wherever the skin has come into contact with an allergen or irritant. Examples of common household irritants include cosmetics, fabrics, clothing, and perfume.

Visit our Eczema Treatment Center for more information on eczema and how to treat it. Help control and soothe your skin today – try Mario Badescu’s suggested Eczema Products and skincare regimen after consulting your dermatologist.