These are some of the pictures of eczema that you can see so that you can differentiate which type of eczema that you might be suffering from. There are various types of eczema, with slightly different causes and symptoms. All types of eczema cause itching and redness and some will blister, weep or peel. It typically affects the insides of the elbows, backs of the knees, and the face, but some eczema types can cover most of the body. Here are the pictures of eczema.
This is a kind of eczema that appears at an early age. It is associated with allergies including hay fever and asthma and first presents itself in susceptible children as more severe form of diaper rash and cradle cap, affecting the face as well. It usually improves on its own by the age of four, but sometimes reappears with stress during adolescence and adulthood. The elbow and knee creases, face, hands and soles of the feet are the most vulnerable areas. It is the most common type of eczema in the human population.
Contact dermatitis is a reaction that can occur when the skin comes in contact with certain substances, which can cause skin inflammation. Irritants are substances that cause burning, itching or redness. Common irritants include solvents, industrial chemicals, detergents, fumes, tobacco smoke, paints, bleach, woolen fabrics, acidic foods, astringents and other alcohol (excluding cetyl alcohol) containing skin care products, and some soaps and fragrances. Allergens are usually animal or
vegetable proteins from foods, pollens, or pets.
This type of eczema affects hands and its usually caused by irritants. The irritant nature of some chemicals means that hand eczema is particularly common in people with jobs involving cleaning, catering, hairdressing, healthcare and mechanical work.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition. In babies, it tends to mostly affect the scalp and is known as “cradle cap”. In Older children and adults it can also affect the face and upper chest in some cases. It commonly affects the face or neck around the nose and at the scalp line.
The word “nummular” comes from the Latin word for “coin” as the spots can look coin-shaped on the skin. They tend to be well-defined, but may be very itchy or not itchy at all. They can be very dry and scaly or can become wet and open. Nummular eczema appears typically on arms, legs and chest and mostly affects adults.
Also known as lichen simplex chronicus, this form of eczema is a reaction to repeatedly scratching or rubbing the skin in one area over time. Like in atopic dermatitis, the itchy areas can become thickened with enhanced skin discoloration on the wrist, the ankle, groin or the back of the neck.. Unlike atopic dermatitis, the specific patches tend to always be present while the rest of the skin remains healthy.
This type of eczema occurs on the calves, ankles and feet in people who have varicose veins or other conditions that lead to poor blood circulation in the lower legs. Instead of the normal blood flow through the veins back to the heart, varicose veins or a problem with the valves of the veins allows for pressure to develop. This pressure results in fluid leaking out of the veins and into the skin, which then causes itching, swelling, skin darkening and scaling.