What is the Cause of Eczema?

Eczema is a condition that many people contract, but it still remains a condition that most people are not familiar. If the question “what is eczema?” was posed to the bulk of the population, the response would be something along the lines of a quizzical look as opposed to a serious response.

This is somewhat understandable because it is not that there has been a protracted media campaign to warn people about ‘catching’ eczema because eczema is mainly a benign condition that manifests in the form of a rash that is accompanied by severe itching. Regardless of whether or not the public understands what eczema is, the condition does exist and there are certain causes of the condition.

Unfortunately, because people are unfamiliar with the clinical aspects of the condition, they remain completely in the dark in regards to the cause of eczema. As a result, they are unable to avoid contracting the condition when, in some cases, contracting eczema could have been completely avoided.

The Multiply Faces of the Cause of Eczema

To say that there is a cause of eczema is somewhat inaccurate if not a statement of outright duplicity. That is to say, there is not one singular cause, but rather a number of causes. For example, the most common cause of eczema is the result of an allergic reaction. However, there are other causes. Excessive friction on the skin can yield an outbreak of eczema. Also, exposure to sudden changes in the temperature can also yield such a problem. There are also reactions to certain soaps and detergents along with clothing and fabrics that can cause the problem.

As one can see, there is a conundrum in regards to the cause of eczema. That conundrum is the fact that it is virtually impossible to avoid these causes as they are simply common conditions and items that people come into contact with on a daily basis. As such, to avoid contracting eczema is basically impossible. However, this should not be the cause of panic.

Eczema is a primarily benign skin condition that can be treated fairly easily with antibiotics, topical solutions and, if needed, cortisteroids. While this may seem somewhat involved on the surface, the reality is that a simple meeting with a dermatologist and an appropriate prescription will send one on his or her way to relief from the problem. In short, while the condition is uncomfortable, there is no reason to panic.