How to Treat Facial Eczema DermTV Epi 479
Eczema is uncomfortable and unsightly. But here’s the good news: if moisturizers and cortisone creams aren’t giving you relief, help may be shockingly simple. Hello, I’m Neal Schultz pause And welcome to DermTV.
The name Eczema just sounds uncomfortableâ€¦ And it is. It’s not exactly an onomatopoeia, but it’s cacaphony tells you it’s not something you want. Eczema’s most immediate impact is discomfort, whether it’s itching or burning or both, and even worse for many people, are the unsightly patches of redness, flaking and even crusting which, when on the face, just don’t cover well with makeup.
Eczema is often persistent, but when it does go away, just to make matters a little worse, it tends to be recurrent and come back for no apparent reason. While eczema can be anywhere on the body, it’s the visual impact of the patches of facial eczema that’s usually the deal breaker. Your first reaction is usually to use a moisturizer because of the flakes, because most people think of flaky skin as being caused by dryness.
But flaky skin is actually the result of many other skin problems such as inflammation or infection, which together or individually, cause the flaking in eczema. And since moisturizers don’t help either of those problems, they don’t help your eczema. Then it’s onto cortisone creams, readily available over the counter, as well as stronger ones by prescription. If the cause of the flaking, redness and discomfort is inflammation,.
Then the antiinflammatory powers of the cortisone cream will provide meaningful relief for your eczema. But so often cortisone creams don’t work because hidden in the redness and flaking and crusting is an invisible and mischievous infection. That infection is usually caused by familiar germs like staph or strep bacteria. But here’s the twist. Through a positive feedback mechanism, the bacteria make the eczema worse,.
So unless you treat the infection with an antibiotic, the eczema won’t get better. So to finally control your eczema, in addition to the cortisone cream, a topical antibiotic ointment applied to the eczema at least four times per day is essential and often works magic. My favorites are Bacitracin and Polysporin ointment, both of which are available without prescriptions. Your take away for treating persistent eczema anywhere on the body.
Should be to use topical antibiotics in addition to cortisone creams and that moisturizers usually aren’t helpful. And now a bonus for the medically curious viewers! The flakes and crusts of the eczema are wonderful nutrients helping the bacteria grow and multiply. The byproducts from bacterial growth are intrinsically irritating, so they make the eczema worse. This then causes more flaking and crusting.
Why is My Skin So Itchy During Pregnancy
Why is my skin so itchy during pregnancy? That growing belly is stretched by the mass underneath. That’s what causes stretch marks. Stretch marks are scars where the skin essentially tore trying to keep up with the growth. To be fair, guys can get the same stretch marks if they bulk up their muscles faster than the skin can keep up. So what do you do about it? Do not eat for two when the kid is a point one, and moisturize the skin often. The latter one might help with the itching.
A lot of women talk about how they get a rich glow on their skin, and shiny hair. Odd then that I have itchy skin. If you have dry skin, the extra sebum production relieves dry skin. If you’re using lots of soaps to control pregnancy acne caused by the same oil production, it can leave your skin itchy. I do not think that’s it though. If you are wearing a lot of tight clothes, that can chafe the skin. All I’m wearing now is maternity clothes.
If you’re wearing thick woolen sweaters and sweat pants, your skin may be itchy due to the sweat and fungus. A leaking sink faucet grows mold. How could I? You can get those fungal infections anywhere on your body. And all the extra skin oils and sweat from hot flashes I’m pregnant, so no hot flashes. Hot and sweaty skin under your loose clothes, irritation and sweat trapped under a maternity bra that does not quite fit, or just staying wet where you cannot quite get clean.
I cannot see my feet, but I can still reach everything to get it clean. I’d also wonder if you’re getting totally dry in the shower, because if you are not, you can get fungal skin infections that make you itch. That’s a good reason to lay on the baby powder. Too much baby powder irritates the skin, if you’re drying yourself out. That’s as much a guarantee for itchy skin as not drying off properly. Anything else that could be causing the itchy skin? The palms and soles sometimes get itchy from extra estrogen, but anyone with eczema finds.
It worse during pregnancy. I do not have eczema. If you had psoriasis, pregnancy would actually lessen the condition. Do not have that either. Then you have to stop taking such hot showers, not using moisturizer, or not drying out your skin properly.