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Environmental allergen related eczema

Environmental allergen related eczema: Introduction

Environmental allergen related eczema: Environmental allergen related eczema is a form of eczema that results from exposure to an environmental allergen such as moulds, pollens or dust mite. Environmental allergens are more likely to cause allergic conditions such as hay fever and asthma but can cause eczema in some cases or exacerbate pre-existing cases. Eczema is a type of skin inflammation or irritation that manifests as a skin rash. The amount of skin involved may vary considerable from a single small patch to widespread across large areas of the body. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Environmental allergen related eczema is available below.

Symptoms of Environmental allergen related eczema

Treatments for Environmental allergen related eczema

  • Treatment is aimed at reducing itching and inflammation. Identification and avoidance of triggering allergens is the most effective treatment but sometimes the allergen can't be identified or is not completely avoidable so other measures need to be utilized: moisturising the skin stops it from drying out, corticosteroid creams reduce inflammation (various strengths may be used depending on the severity of the condition) and antihistamines alleviate itching. Severe outbreaks may require oral corticosteroids. UV light therapy may benefit some cases. Newer topical medications such as tacrolimus and pimecrolimus may be used in some cases but their link to certain cancers is still under scrutiny. An example of a detailed treatment plan is outlined below but obviously these requirements may vary depending on various individual factors:
  • Steps for Managing Eczema:
  • Bathe only once every 1-2 days - over-bathing can dry the skin.
  • Use bath oil to help moisturise skin e.g. Dermaveen, Hamilton's Alpha Ker or QV
  • If skin is weeping, avoid bathing with other people to reduce risk of infection
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Environmental allergen related eczema: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Environmental allergen related eczema:

  • Thickening of skin - lichenification
  • Blistered skin due to infection
  • Skin infection - bacterial or viral
  • Skin scarring due to infection
  • Psychological effects
  • Bullying from school peers
  • Disturbed sleep (see Insomnia)
  • more complications...»

Causes of Environmental allergen related eczema

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Environmental allergen related eczema: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Environmental allergen related eczema

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Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. Many patients more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See misdiagnosis more »

Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed. The more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause more »

Psoriatic arthritis often undiagnosed cause of joint conditions: Patients with the skin condition psoriasis can also have the related arthritis subtype called "psoriatic arthritis". This more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as more »

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed early. Some of more »

Environmental allergen related eczema: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Environmental allergen related eczema: Rare Types

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Environmental allergen related eczema: Animations

Prognosis for Environmental allergen related eczema

Prognosis for Environmental allergen related eczema: The condition often abates with age but can persist through life with periods of exacerbation and remission.

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More information about Environmental allergen related eczema

  1. Environmental allergen related eczema: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis

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