The Difference Between A Rash And Eczema

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Often many simple rashes are misdiagnosed for eczema and likewise the same occurs vice versa.

Below are listed a few of the various kinds of eczema and their common appearances and symptoms.

Dyshidrotic eczema or Discoid eczema is one of the rarest types of eczema and is normally found on both the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Given that dyshidrotic means bad sweating it was initially thought that this was the cause of this type of eczema. Its appearance is that of a rash in the early stages but then progresses to tiny blisters resulting in thickening of the skin, lesions or cracks and extreme itchiness. This type of eczema was once known as housewife’s eczema, probably due to the fact that housework was a trigger for its occurrence given that most housewives dip their hands in a variety of detergents.

Nummular Eczema is perhaps one of the more stubborn of eczema types. It causes itchy rashes to appear on the skin in coin shaped patches. Lesions usually become scaly with a clear central area, often becoming mistaken for ringworm or psoriasis. It is uncertain what causes nummular eczema although it is thought to be a reaction to medication. It is also more common during the winter season.

Eczema Herpeticum is said to be a complication of skin conditions provoked by a viral infection. It is an extremely rare form of eczema but require immediate medical attention. This form of eczema generally begins as an atopic dermatitis but it is then the herpes simplex virus that leads to complications. Although it starts out as a mere rash in appearance that develop into blisters and this develops into fever and sickness. Treated is crucial as these blisters can become infected lead to bleeding.

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