Friday, February 22, 2013

Some info on Eczema

Semenjak Aisya is diagnosed with eczema, I start searching on eczema, the causes, occurrence, signs and symptoms, the treatment and so on...

So thought that I wanna share a bit information that I've got.

What is eczema?
Eczema atau Nama lainnya atopic dermatitis is an inflammation of the upper layers of the skin. The term eczema is applied to a range of persistent or recurring skin rashes of itching and dryness, redness, skin edema with possibility of crusting, talking, blistering, cracking, oozing and even bleeding. Eczema is not contagious yet severe eczema can lead to SKIN CANCER.

When does eczema normally occur?
Most babies tend to have dry skin soon after birth. Normally eczema berlaku bila baby berusia 6 bulan atau satu tahun caused mainly by hereditary and some environmental factors and foods, such as cow's milk. However, baby yang dijangkiti eczema Akan beransur pulih when they reach 6 years and above. Tetapi, eczema boleh terjadi sekali lagi bila baby sudah dewasa and normally happens at times of stress.

What are the signs and symptoms of eczema?
In infants, eczema appears as an itchy rash. It appears as red skin pada pipi, leher even scalp. In older children, the rash appears on the inner forearm, behind the knees and inside the elbow. Ada juga eczema appears pada kelopak mata, tapak tangan Dan tapak kaki.

Apa yang menyebabkan eczema merebak?
In some people, they are allergy to dust mites, animal allergens and pollens. A bacterial, fungal or viral infection can cause flare-ups of eczema.

Eczema treatment and management.
Firstly, kita perlu menjaga kebersihan. Kebanyakkan babies yang menghidapi eczema is allergic to dust mites. So parents perlu membersihkan rumah, lap lantai Dan selalu menukar bed sheet.

Important!!! Bathing is important part of eczema treatment and is vital for removing bacteria. Caution!!! Jangan mandikan baby yang menghidapi eczema menggunakan hot/warm water. Ianya boleh further irritate the compromised skin condition.

Ibu bapa juga diingatkan to maintain skin hydration. The oily layers that normally controls moisture loss is defective in eczema patients. After a bath, the skin should be pat-dried and moisturizer promptly.

So far, itu jer la info yang dapat saya kongsikan. If you have further info, Jom kita kongsikan!

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