Symptoms and Diagnosis of Seborrheic Dermatitis
Seborrheic dermatitis may have signs and symptoms such as:
- Dandruff on affected areas of the skin (commonly on the scalp and eyebrows)
- Greasy skin patches
- Redness of the skin
- Varying levels of itching
Types of Eczema: Nummular Eczema
Nummular eczema, or discoid eczema, affects all people of all age groups but occurs more often in males.
Causes of Nummular Eczema
Though causes are not conclusive, triggers may include sensitive and dry skin or skin that has been affected by physical trauma.
Nummular eczema can also result from other eczema types and what triggers these other types, a prime example of which includes contact dermatitis.
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Nummular Eczema
Symptoms of nummular eczema may include:
- Well-defined lesions (often coin-shaped) on the limbs and torso
- Itching and burning sensation on affected areas
- Lesions may begin to ooze with fluid then become crusty
- Discolored and scaly skin on affected areas
Types of Eczema: Dyshidrotic Eczema
Dyshidrotic Eczema is usually observed with blisters around the palms and fingers of one’s hands. Other times, the patient’s feet soles may be affected as well.
Cause of Dyshidrotic Eczema
There are no exact causes for this condition, but there may be a connection with allergic conditions like hay fever or nasal allergies.
Risk factors associated with Dyshidrotic Eczema include stress, metal exposure, having sensitive skin, and being previously affected by atopic dermatitis.
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Dyshidrotic Eczema
Symptoms such as varied blisters, itchiness and pain around the affected areas of the skin may usually stick around for months, and sometimes for years.
Though it may be difficult at times to distinguish the different types of eczema, it is clear that the common solution is to take proper care of one’s skin. It is also important to to avoid exposure to substances or environments that may harm your skin. Always consult your dermatologist for any symptoms that may need treatment.
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