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INFANTILE ECZEMA

Introduction In infants atopic eczema is often papular and tends to occur on the face and the neck, the trunk, the hands and feet, which may be scratched open causing bacterial superinfection. The major complaint these infants have is itch.  Often young infants also have seborrhoic eczema especially on the scalp, in the nappy area and body folds. AttemptsContinue reading “INFANTILE ECZEMA”

ATOPIC ECZEMA

Atopic eczema is a multifactorial skin disease seen in patients with an atopic constitution. This means that they have a genetic pre-disposition for hypersensitivity reactions such as asthma, hay fever and atopic eczema. The eczema comes and goes and may be triggered or worsened by dryness of the skin, infections, heat, sweating, contact with allergens or irritants and emotional stress.Continue reading “ATOPIC ECZEMA”

ECZEMA

Introduction The terms eczema and dermatitis are often used to describe the same condition. Eczema is a non-infectious inflammation of the skin. It may be acute, subacute or chronic and is influenced by many factors, i.e.constitutional, irritant (vaseline, mineral oils, soaps and detergents –vegetable oils usually are no problem), allergens, heat, stress, infection etc. An acute eczema characteristicallyContinue reading “ECZEMA”

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