Eczema is a skin rash that is inflamed and itchy. The word itself comes from Greek language meaning “to boil”. Other name for this condition is dermatitis. There are several types of this illness including atopic or allergic eczema.
The most common form is atopic eczema which is sometimes called allergic eczema. If someone is atopic that means he has a gene which is making his skin react to various allergens present in our midst. Things that can lead to this condition are viruses, allergens that start an irritation when they make contact with the skin or through stress. Once you have dermatitis, you will always be prone to it so the episodes may resurface until the end of your life.
People who are suffering from it may get asthma or hay fever. Atopic gene often transfers within a family. However, it doesn’t always have to manifest itself through asthma. Sometimes, family members may exhibit migraine; some may have asthma while other can suffer from allergies. All those states are similar to dermatitis and they are all common in an atopic family. Even though this condition is based on genetic factors, some people may show reactions after using certain groceries or though contact with well-known skin allergens such as wool, detergents or animal hair.
Eczema is, at first, manifested through redness and after that, bubbles may appear on the surface of the skin producing burning sensation and itchiness. During the next phase, these bubbles are starting to burst and white and yellow liquid is starting to pour from them followed by scabs. Process ends with skin peeling. Diagnosis can be easily established based on anamnesis and thorough exams. If the doctor suspects of contact allergy, PATCH test is being done. During these tests, small quantities of allergens are introduced under the skin so that we can determine what the issue is leading to eczema.
Redness and small bubbles filled with liquid can tell us that the patient is too sensitive. The best way to treat dermatitis is to avoid allergens that are leading to this reaction. Besides this, your doctor can establish therapy that includes creams and ointments. According to pharmacists from You! Drugstore, Betaderm has shown excellent results in treating symptoms of eczema.
Betaderm is a corticosteroid. Like all drugs of this type, it is meant to reduce inflammation such as swelling, redness and itching. It can be used for various skin issues such as dermatitis, allergies, rash etc. Medicine is for external use only. Patient should apply it from 1 to 3 times per day. Cover only the affected area and remove rest of the content. Don’t put bandages or cloth over it because it can result in body absorbing more than it needs. Treatment lasts for two weeks after which you will need to go to doctor and perform routine check.
When using Betaderm, you can expect various side effects. Most common issues are different skin irritations. Sometimes, patient may exhibit acne, discoloration, stretch marks, extreme hair growth. Luckily, serious allergic reaction or side effects are very rare.