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Though you may be aware that you are suffering from eczema, chances are that you are probably less aware aware of the different types of eczema that there are.
Though this information will not help you in any way to get relief from the constant itching, but there is no harm in increasing your general knowledge about this skin condition, especially since you are suffering from it.
Most people who are suffering from eczema tend to be reserved and avoid their friends. They sometimes avoid going out because they will often feel embarrassed if they have to start scratching in front of other people. Or they may think that others are looking at their skin.
It can be difficult to discuss your eczema problem with other people, but the chances are that they or someone that they know will probably be suffering from one of the different types of eczema that there is. So if you can educate yourself on the various types of eczema, you might be able to help someone. You may not believe this but there are many people that suffer from eczema, but don't know much about it. They just apply the creams that the doctors give them, and hope for the best.
They may even be thinking that they are just suffering from some skin ailment and will not pay any attention to it. In such circumstances you might be able to diagnose the cause of the itching that they are suffering from and enlighten them with this knowledge, so that they can get themselves treated. But you can only do this if you have the basic knowledge about some of the different types of eczema. Basically there are a few variations but here is a brief outline of a few of them.
Atopic eczema is one of the most common types of eczema and occurs due to the sufferer being sensitive to different types of allergens. Children suffer from this form of eczema the most and some of the allergens that trigger this ailment are dust mites and animal hairs.
Varicose eczema is another form of eczema which affects varicose veins situated in the lower part of the legs and is due to poor blood circulation. This form of eczema targets the elderly and middle aged people. If you observe that there are dry, red, and itchy circular patches on your feet or on the lower part of your legs, you can be sure that you are suffering from Varicose eczema.
Then there is the contact eczema which occurs when a particular type of substance (medically referred to as the `trigger’) contacts the skin and resulting in a red colored rash that tends to spread around the body. If you too are suffering from any of the above symptoms, you should take preventive action as quickly as possible.
At the end of the day it doesn't matter what type or types of eczema you have. The point is that you don't have to live with it, as a lot of natural eczema treatments have worked really effectively for plenty of people.