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Weeping eczema: causes and symptoms of the disease

Causes of Eczema


At occurrence of moist eczema, endocrine-metabolic, hereditary, neurogenic and infectious-allergic factors play an important role. The basis of the development of the disease are disorders of the immune system, leading to an allergic inflammatory process of a delayed form.
The factors contributing to the development of eczema include hyperthyroidism, nervous overstrain, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, diabetes mellitus. Psychologically traumatic life events and situations also lead to weeping eczema. It affects the presence of chronic diseases in the body. Eczema can still be inherited.

Symptoms of the disease


Soaking eczema on the skin surface begins with the formation of swollen and reddened symmetrical areas. The affected areas are covered with a small rash - papules or vesicles. The elements quickly open, form microerosions and begin to secrete serous exudate.It is the exudate excretion that is considered the main reason for the constant viscosity of the lesions.
In one focus of the disease, all types of rash can be present at once: microerosion, crusts and vesicles. The rash is accompanied by itching, leading to sleep disorders and neurotic disruptions. If there is no appropriate treatment, weeping eczema becomes chronic. There is a tightening of the skin in the affected areas, the color changes to bluish-red and peeling appears.

Prevention and treatment of weeping eczema


To establish the diagnosis, you should contact a qualified specialist. He prescribes skin tests, immunological or scarified. The doctor also looks at the history and clinical picture of the disease. For eczema, minimal contact with water and a hypoallergenic diet are recommended. It is necessary to contact with household chemicals only in gloves, after which hands should be lubricated with a moisturizing cream.
Disease therapy begins with the use of antihistamine drugs I generation. In the absence of positive results, II and III generation drugs or hormonal drugs are prescribed.Local treatment of the disease is reduced to the imposition of lotions impregnated with solutions of tannin and resorcinol on the weeping site. If an infection joins, local antibacterial therapy is recommended.
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