Eczema is an itchy dry skin condition that affects many people all around the world. There are many different forms of eczema, one of the most common is scalp eczema. The skin on your scalp is different to that everywhere else on your body, the scalp is naturally very greasy due to the sebaceous glands, this makes your scalp much more vulnerable to eczema.
There are a number of eczema symptoms that you must watch out for, itís not just all itching! Anybody who is suffering from eczema may experience redness, dry skin, blisters and possibly weeping as well as the normal itching.
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms it is vital that you talk to your doctor about this as soon as possible, also mention which parts of your body are affected as there are several different types of eczema, without knowing these things the doctor may be unable to correctly diagnose your condition.
Numerous different types of eczema can affect the scalp, many people that suffer from eczema on other parts of their body also experience eczema on their scalp.
Eczema is quite a common condition, atopic eczema is by far the most common type of eczema, this affects around 20% of all school children, and up to 5% of adults in England. For some reason this is increasing, and atopic eczema is becoming more and more common. The cause is thought to be an increased exposure to certain allergens such as house dust, but it has also been attributed to emotional stress.
So we know what eczema of the scalp does, but how can it actually be treated? Various topical creams and ointments can be applied on a regular basis to provide some relief from the itching. If the area is already infected then your doctor may prescribe antimicrobial medicines such as antibiotics, these can be taken orally or applied directly to the affected areas.
The trouble with eczema on the scalp is the hair, hair gets in the way of applying any treatments to your scalp! One of the best treatments Iíve found for treating eczema on the scalp is a coconut shampoo, the brand name is cocois, although there are plenty of alternative products.
Make sure you talk to your doctor about your eczema of the scalp so that they can suggest suitable treatments to you. Everybodyís eczema is different, and so the correct diagnosis is needed before treatment can be considered.
Scalp eczema can be an irritating condition, however with proper management the treatment of these conditions should be effective and should be able to provide effective relief from eczema of the scalp.
Good luck with treating your eczema of the scalp, it should easily be possible to prevent it itching.
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