NUMMULAR ECZEMA, SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS, DYSHIDROTIC ECZEMA, PSORIASIS, ROSACEA & SEVERAL RELATED SKIN DISORDERS...

ARE THEY ALL BROUGHT ON BY THE SAME ROOT CAUSE?

How can there be so many different types of eczema & related skin disorders? Are they that different? Maybe not as different as you might think.

Many types of eczema have been named for the part of the body they affect. Some examples are: hand eczema, foot eczema, cradle cap, lip eczema, and the list continues for every part of the body.

Other eczema related skin disorders have been named for the physical appearance of the rash on the skin. Some examples are: discoid eczema, vesicular eczema, weeping eczema, varicose eczema...

Some other types of eczema are named for the person, such as baby eczema, toddler eczema, childhood eczema & adult eczema.

There are many other labels which appear to be a little more scientific. These include: atopic eczema, nummular eczema, dyshidrotic eczema, seborrheic eczema, pompholyx, pruritus, psoriasis, rosacea, asteatotic eczema, & contact eczema.

Just to add to the confusion you could replace eczema with dermatitis (which means inflamed skin).

Don't spend too much energy trying to figure out what type (or types) of eczema that you are plagued with. It is entirely possible that you have more than one, perhaps several, of these skin disorders. In my mind they are all just too simular. Contact eczema is probably the only exception. In this case you can just remove the irritant and treat the area.

There are many natural treatments for eczema that might aleviate some of the discomforts. But see your dermatologist for a more conventional eczema treatment & perhaps more fast acting relief.

As you might have guessed, that is not my final recommendation. As your dermatologist would agree, prolonged use of eczema creams such as cortisone or corticosteroids, is not healthy for your skin. In any event all a treatment of any kind is going to do is mask the eczema symptoms.

What you are really looking for, and what your skin needs to be healthy, is to find the root cause and a cure for eczema.