Can you be cured of eczema?
There is no cure for eczema. Treatment for the condition aims to heal the affected skin and prevent flare-ups of symptoms. Doctors will suggest a plan of treatment based on an individual's age, symptoms, and current state of health. For some people, eczema goes away over time.
Other times, it will feel itchy, and scratching leads to red, rashy, and/or leathery skin. Eczema tends to flare up when you're exposed to triggers, which are substances or conditions that aggravate your eczema. These can include irritants, rough fabrics such as wool, emotional stress, heat and sweating.
- Eczema. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is generally a mild skin disease and is the most common skin disease in primary immunodeficiency diseases. It is not unusual for patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases who have other autoimmune manifestations to also have eczema.
- The first symptom may be severe itching. Blisters may then appear, which give way a few weeks later to scaly patches. Sometimes deep cracks can appear on the hands or fingers. This type of eczema may become chronic and painful.
- It usually starts with reddish spots that develop into small red blisters around the mouth and nose. After a few days, the blisters burst and develop a brownish-yellow crust. The surrounding skin can look red and raw. Nonbullous impetigo is itchy, but not painful.
Updated: 21st November 2019