Eczema represents an inflammatory process happening within skin tissue. It is a very common problem. One in each five children has it and one in each ten adults suffer from it. Skin which is affected by eczema becomes red, dry, course; it is often followed by itching and sometimes even pain. It can appear anywhere but it is most common on elbow skin and sometimes around hand and knee joint.
There are two main types of eczema: atopic (affecting children) and contact. Atopic is much more common out of two. It develops during childhood, sometimes immediately after birth. This type of condition appears more often in families that have hereditary issues such as asthma and hay fever. Skin looks dry, scaly and red while the main difference between other inflammations is rough skin. Contact eczema is common for adults. It starts after contact with some substance person is allergic to like detergent and perfume.
Like any other medical condition, there are certain things that you should do and certain things you should avoid at all costs. First and foremost, never scratch the affected area. Reduce stress and reduce contact with substances that might cause this condition. Use drugs such as Betaderm and apply creams. Have in mind that most of modern diseases are directly connected to stress. It causes our immune system to weaken, making us prone to various problems. Similarly to that, menstrual bleeding and menstruation in general can be an issue because women are really weak during this period. Various diseases, some types of food and weather changes can lead to creation of eczema. Experts from You! Drugstore say that recent discoveries have revealed that bacterium called Staphylococcus aureus causes deterioration of patient’s health. These bacteria lives on skin and when the patients starts scratching affected area, Staphylococcus aureus has clear way to deeper layers of skin.
In most of the cases (besides changing habits and avoiding allergens) individual should start using drugs like Betaderm and various creams. Betaderm is a great way to treat different inflammation by neutralizing chemicals that are leading to this reaction. Besides eczema, it can be also used for psoriasis and skin allergies. Drug needs to be rubbed into skin. Dosage depends on particular case. Patient shouldn’t cover the area with Band-Aids or cloth because this way, skin may absorb larger quantities of Betaderm than it needs to. Have in mind that this drug is only meant to treat inflammation and skin irritations. It should never be used for viral, bacterial and fungal infections. Do not apply the drug over open wounds, broken skin or other surface changes that might appear on the skin.
Even with all the precautions, certain side effects may appear after using Betaderm. Serious problems include insomnia, fatigue, weight gain and puffiness, uneven heartbeats, mood swings and blurred vision. Less serious side effects are blisters, stretch marks, tightening of the skin, redness, discomfort, burning and itching. If you notice any symptoms of serious side effect, contact you medical provider immediately.