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Most Common Questions about Eczema Answered

by Nazerah Tahir July 19, 2018 2 min read


Eczema is a skin condition that does not have a permanent cure. This is a skin condition that mostly affects the kids, where there are dark red patches on the skin that can worsen with scratching and cause bleeding as well. While the actual cause for the occurrence of eczema is unknown, use of home remedies and over the counter medications can provide relief from the symptoms.

A number of people are often left with a number of unanswered questions when it comes to eczema. Let us try and understand what they are.

How long does eczema last?

The duration of this skin condition depends on the type of eczema you are suffering from.  But good news for kids is that the symptoms tend to reduce as they grow older. The remission can at times last for just a few days and go on for weeks and months.

How is eczema diagnosed?

A number of times, no lab is recommended to diagnose eczema. In most cases, the diagnosis includes skin examination by the doctor and by knowing about the medical history of the patient. Once this is done, the patient might need to undergo a skin patch test to rule out any other skin conditions.

How does eczema spread?

Eczema is not contagious and does not spread via touch. Though it does not spread from person to another person, it can quickly spread to other parts of the body. Scratching makes it worse and hence it is advised to use lotions and home remedies for relief.

How to know if you have eczema? 

Well, this is the most common question asked by many. A number of times people wrongly predict a simple rash to be eczema. The common symptom of eczema is that is very itchy. In many cases, itching can occur even before the rash appears and it can occur on the back, the neck, face, hands and also on the feet. If you have a rash that is very itchy and spreading, it is time you consult a doctor for a diagnosis.

What essential oil is good for eczema?

There are a number of essential oils that can be used to get rid of eczema symptoms. Some of them are mentioned below. But it is always advised to have a word with your doctor before you start using any.

  • Lavender essential oil
  • Tea Tree oil
  • Frankincense oil
  • Helichrysum oil
  • Chamomile Essential oil
  • Juniper Essential oil
  • Thyme Essential oil
  • Hyssop Essential oil

What is the best lotion for eczema?

There are a number of creams and lotions available to ease down the symptoms of eczema. You can make use of Eczema Relief Oil  that are very greasy and have more oil. You can as well make sure of creams and lotions that are made using natural ingredients as they help in the healing process.

Do remember that eczema can be treated by using a number of home remedies as well. As we all know, “prevention is better than cure”, and hence stay away from any factors that can trigger this condition.

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