Atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema is characterized by itchy, red-patchy skin lesions.The term Eczema is derived from an ancient Greek word ‘Ekzein’, that means 'to boil out'. Having affected more than 30 million people across America, this severe skin condition is a major concern for various countries around the world.
Causes of Eczema:
The exact cause of the skin ailment is still not known. However, eczema is often considered to be caused due to a hyper reaction of body's immune system against allergens or microbes. Other known cause may be linked with hereditary, genes, family history of eczema or other skin diseases like hay fever, asthma etc. Sometimes, poor skin barrier mechanism may also be considered to be the cause of the dermal condition.
Treatments for Eczema:
Eczema makes the skin dry and patchy, resulting in frequent scratching. Therefore, to get rid of eczema symptoms, it becomes necessary to prevent scratching of the affected area. Use of Vaseline, various medicated lotions, and ointments can help to keep the skin moist and hydrated. Atopic Dermatitis can be treated effectively by natural or artificial methods. Topical application of the recommended lotions and creams may help to retain the hydration level of skin.
It is necessary to consult a dermatologist in order to follow the required medication and dietary habits. To wave off the infection and bacterial activity, antibiotics might be prescribed. Please ensure to follow precautionary measures that aid in preventing the condition from aggravating. If, one has been successful to cut down on eczema conditions, it is important they continue their medication and precautionary guidelines till the further recommendations from their dermatologist.
Infographic Approach to Eczema
Despite of several home remedies available, atopic dermatitis has no definite course of treatment. Most of the individuals are left to follow a strict daily regime and a never-ending dependency on medication. It has become a quest for the individuals to be acknowledged of what really works for eczema.
Internet is commonly used as a medium to search for the remedies that may prove beneficial to treat symptoms of eczema. We thoroughly searched the trusted medical websites, including PubMed, Cochrane.org, WebMD, DermatologyTimes, MedlinePlus and many more, to pen down a list of effective solutions for eczema. We have showcased our research details in an impressive and graphical manner in the form of an infographic.
A total of 35 different approaches were thoroughly analyzed to bring out what is illustrated in the infographic. Several trusted research papers and publications were searched and extensively studied to put down the information contained in the infographic.
Depending on the importance of each supplement to treat eczema symptoms, we have divided the infographic into 4 categories: Strong, Good, Inconclusive and None. The supplements that have scientific studies to support their significance are included in the 'Strong' section’. The ‘None’ section includes supplements that are still under scientific research or does not have any evidence.
Each remedy is represented by a bubble. The size of the bubble varies as per the web search results, larger the bubble, more searched is the supplement. The bubbles are designed to pop-out when one hovers over them. One can click on the bubble to attain a brief description and studies supporting the supplement. The bubbles include either a thumbs up, thumbs down or neutral thumb icon to provide a quick overview of supporting studies.
The provided data is accurate and has been reviewed by Ph.D Medical Scholars and research professionals. But we highly recommend that the information may be simply used to gain a know how of eczema-friendly remedies. If needed to adopt a remedy, consult your dermatologist.