Used to Scratch Over and Over? Be Careful of Neurodermatitis
Most people think that eczema or skin rash is caused by virus. Well, although it is true but it is not completely true. It is because there are still many other possible causes to it.
Here, we are going to talk about a kind of eczema which can develop due to REALLY simple thing and most people are not really aware about it. Just carry on reading so you can learn about how easy it is actually for you to suffer from this skin disease.
Neurodermatitis: What Is It?
What we are going to talk about is a type of eczema called neurodermatitis. By considering the name, you might be able to guess that this kind of dermatitis has some relation with the neurotic matters. Ding dong! You are correct!
The main cause of this eczema type is the neurotic habit to scratch some parts of skin area. If the scratching is not really done that intensely, there might not be any problem. But, when you scratch your skin over and over and you do that at the same spots, the skin will be more fragile than the others. This is where the neurodermatitis grows.
Here are some most common areas where people usually scratch out of habit and thus, become the most common areas where neurodermatitis occurs.
Back Scalp Behind the ear Wrists Ankles Genital are a Be hold the Symptoms!
The symptoms you might find related to this type of eczema cover the skin outbreak but it does not get any bigger, unlike the other types of eczema. However, you should not feel relieved yet. Even though it does not get bigger but it may grow even thicker and then wrinkled quite deeply. For addition, you must also realize that infections can also develop in the area where the skin is irritated.
The Prevention and Solution
Now that have come this far, you must be wondering about what to do to overcome or avoid this skin problem. Let’s talk about the preventive act first. Of course, by considering the main cause: scratching out of habit, the best way to avoid this skin problem is to STOP SCRATCHING! The question is: is it possible for you to do that since you are doing it out of habit? Of course, it is really possible.
True, you need to spend some time to get rid of such bad habit but you must believe that eventually it will work. Yet, there is something worrisome here. When you are asleep, you can still carry on your “scritchy-scratchy” habit. And since you are unconscious, you are unable to stop it. The best way to deal with this situation is to wear soft gloves to hamper the scratching whenever you are asleep.
Then, what if you have already suffered from neurodermatitis? The best way is to consume steroid medicines and you can use the same medicines but you get it in ointment form. That way you are able to rub the medicines to the infected area. If you are seeking for the medicine you can take by mouth, Prednisone is the name of the medication that you can take orally.