People who suffer with eczema often have many questions. Some of these frequently asked questions are about the cause of dermatitis. The following are some examples.
Question: What did I do wrong?
Answer: Many people have allergic reactions to foods or a family history that predisposes them to dermatitis. Do not blame yourself. This condition causes itchy skin and an uncontrollable urge to scratch. The skin becomes irritated, which can lead to a large rash. That itchy rash, if scratched, can become a patch of dry, scaly skin or a sore that oozes from blisters. This is a common skin condition and you did nothing to cause it. You can however, take measures treat and prevent outbreaks. Also, by not scratching your skin you will be more comfortable.
Question: What causes this skin condition?
Answer: There are many different causes for this skin disorder. These rashes develop on different people for different reasons. Even though there is no single cause for this, people with sensitive skin tend develop it more. As to what may cause an outbreak, it could anything from certain foods, climate, and even stress. There may also be triggers from items used on your skin you can’t tolerate.
Question: Will my children develop this as well?
Answer: Many adults wonder if this condition can be passed down to their children. The answer is yes, you can in a way that’s similar to respiratory allergies. Physicians have found that children with close relatives who have dermatitis are also prone to developing it. This is true as well for hay fever and allergies related to breathing. Some children even develop and the disorder without a family history of it.
Question: What can I do to treat this condition?
Answer: Besides keeping your body well hydrated, you can try to determine the triggers and prevent them. Avoid scratching your skin, even when you are frustrated. Try to soothe your skin with oatmeal baths and use an antihistamine for itching issues. It’s important to also follow the recommendations of your physician.
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