Eczema: the main thing - do not scratch! - Treatment

November 19, 2011

  • Eczema: the main thing - do not scratch!
  • Treatment

Home treatment

Get rid of the itching

Combing the skin, you strengthen eczema Eczema - is difficult to treat  Eczema - is difficult to treat
 . Apply cold compresses to the skin when itching is particularly strong, and take antihistamines if symptoms continue to worsen.

Short cut the nails

Babies difficult to control the urge to scratch itchy skin so clipping their nails shorter, so that they themselves have caused the least possible damage.


Regularly apply moisturizers to the skin that do not contain alcohol, colorants and flavorings.

Wash wisely

Take a cool shower, and do it quickly, so as not to irritate the skin.


It is very effective to reduce itching and inflammation of hydrocortisone ointment. If symptoms are particularly strong, take antihistamines. If you or your child's eczema, it is recommended to always have them in the home medicine cabinet, for example, in the event that the itching will not let you sleep.

 Treatment | Eczema: the main thing - do not scratch!

Health care

If persistent severe symptoms surveyed at the doctor. Perhaps he will write to you to the point of application of ointment or oral medication. They are used when the home remedies do not help or even worsen the symptoms.

In severe cases, do allergy shots. Sometimes also prescribe antibiotics Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?  Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?
   or immunomodulators Immunomodulators: a contract with the protective forces of the body  Immunomodulators: a contract with the protective forces of the body

Despite the fact that eczema - a chronic disease is not curable, the manifestation of its symptoms can be successfully controlled and greatly facilitate the life of the patient.

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Acne - aggravates skin problems - How is

November 28, 2010

  • Acne - aggravates skin problems
  • How is

How is the disease

Subcutaneous mite that lives on the skin, most people usually do not cause any discomfort. But some people over the years suffer from chronic skin disease difficult to treat, sometimes without even knowing the reason of it is harmless subcutaneous mite - Demodex.

Demodex mites or subcutaneous - a microscopic mite living on human skin. He usually lives in the surface layers of the skin, eating shelled dead cells without causing any discomfort. Favourite places of its habitat - the hair roots and sebaceous glands. Externally Demodex has an oval shape and length of the body several times smaller than mm. The body is covered with thick cuticle sandwich that has no holes, so demodex can safely hide beneath it from any adverse impacts. No pores in the cuticle, which gives extra protection against tick exposure drugs used for its treatment.

For the time Demodex - a harmless inhabitant of the skin. But under certain conditions it begins to multiply rapidly and it is not enough food in the surface layers of the skin, so it penetrates into the deeper layers, causing disease.

The condition for the onset of the disease is a change in the work of the sebaceous glands. This usually occurs during adolescence, when under the influence of hormones changes the composition of sebum and reduces immunity. Here tick and begins to multiply rapidly. And so how to kill Demodex is very difficult, the disease lasts long, chronically, he's joined by a variety of types of bacterial infection, causing a new exacerbation.

And as the population is increasing the number of diseases associated with low immunity, and increases the incidence of demodex. What matters is the presence of any chronic diseases and foci of infection. Most people do not immediately know the cause of the disease for a long time unsuccessfully treated by a variety of bacterial infections, particularly the family to see a specialist - dermatologist.

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How is demodicosis

The disease starts with a rash on the skin as small elevations (papules). Gradually, the entire affected area of ​​the skin becomes inflamed, joined bacterial infection pustules appear. In the affected areas demodex skin inflammation interspersed with patches of flaky skin.

Sometimes these sites are located on the face in such a way (eg in the form of a butterfly on the cheeks), which resemble the symptoms of severe systemic disease of the connective tissue - systemic lupus erythematosus. And as the treatment of lupus involves the appointment of glucocorticoid hormones that reduce immunity status of patients after such treatment worsens.

Proceeds demodekoz long time, for years, escalated in the spring and summer. After several relapses skin thickens, it becomes rough, rash and peeling elements present in it almost constantly.

Acne exacerbates all skin problems that predispose to join other skin diseases such as acne Acne: facial trouble  Acne: facial trouble
 , Rosacea and others, as well as inflammatory diseases of the eye.

 How is | Acne - aggravates skin problems

Treatment of demodicosis: the most important thing - a correct diagnosis

Until then, until the correct diagnosis, no treatment will help, all the manifestations of demodectic will only progress. And as demodicosis is often combined with other skin diseases (and disguised as them), then the long flowing skin diseases it is always advisable to carry out laboratory tests to detect subcutaneous mite.

In a study in the laboratory to send any skin elements, scrapings from abnormal areas of skin or sebum, which under the microscope show a large amount of subcutaneous mites. In some cases, the study takes a piece of the affected tissue demodex. Under the microscope, in a material other than hypodermic mites can detect the characteristic changes of tissue: the proliferation of the sebaceous glands, the destruction of the hair roots, the expansion of capillaries and thickening of their walls. Before taking material for analysis is impossible to carry out any treatment within a week and wash the face with water during the day.

In the treatment of demodectic before a doctor has the following objectives: to eliminate the pathogen, prevent any skin irritant effects, restore immunity, normalize blood circulation, helps to restore skin.

To eliminate the pathogen course appointed interior in the form of tablets and at the same time locally to the skin in the form of ointments such drugs as metronidazole Metronidazole - what is it?  Metronidazole - what is it?
   and tiberal.

Removing the irritant effect on the skin intended to limit in the diet of fatty, fried, spicy, salty smoked foods, sweets and baking. It is recommended to avoid skin exposure to direct sunlight, wind, rain, snow, and so on. Contraindicated also stay in the bath Sauna and health: the benefits and harms of bath procedures  Sauna and health: the benefits and harms of bath procedures
   and a sauna.

In order to restore the immune system, examine the blood on hormones and make an immunogram, and then prescribe the correction of violations.

Assign also medicines that strengthen blood vessels locally - vasoconstrictor creams, physical therapy to reduce inflammation and swelling Prevention and treatment of edema - it is important to understand the root cause  Prevention and treatment of edema - it is important to understand the root cause

Be sure to disinfection of bed linen and clothes.

Galina Romanenko

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