Eczema diagnosis is generally based on the appearance of inflamed, itchy skin in eczema sensitive areas such as face, chest and other skin crease areas. For evaluation of the eczema, a scoring system can be used (for example, SCORAD, a scoring system for atopic
Given the many possible reasons for eczema flare-ups, a doctor is likely to ascertain a number of other things before making a judgment:
* An insight to family history
* Dietary habits
* Lifestyle habits
* Allergic tendencies
* Any prescribed drug intake
* Any chemical or material exposure at home or workplace
To determine whether an eczema flare is the result of an allergen, a doctor may test the blood for the levels of antibodies and the numbers of certain types of cells. In eczema, the blood may show a raised IgE or an eosinophilia.
The blood can also be sent for a specific test called Radioallergosorbent Test (RAST) or a Paper Radioimmunosorbent Test (PRIST). In the test, blood is mixed separately with many different allergens and the antibody levels measured. High levels of antibodies in the blood signify an allergy to that substance. Allergic diseases are a rapidly growing health problem. A precise, reliable in vitro
test for IgE antibodies to specific substances is a valuable tool to support the clinician in making diagnoses of or excluding allergy,
prescribing and following up treatment, and predicting disease development.
In order to understand an evolving allergic disease it is necessary to gain more detailed information about the ongoing IgE sensitization process in the patient. Such accurate information can only be obtained
through quantitative measurements of the levels of IgE antibodies to different allergens in the blood. One such quantitative test is the ImmunoCAP test giving the results in kU A /l rather than in classes, the requirements for accuracy are even higher.
Another test for eczema is skin patch testing. The suspected irritant is applied to the skin and held in place with an adhesive patch. Another patch with nothing is also applied as a control. After 24 to 48 hours, the patch is removed. If the skin under the suspect patch is red and swollen, the patch test result is considered positive and suggests that the person is probably allergic to the suspected irritant.
Occasionally, the diagnosis may also involve a skin biopsy which is a
procedure that removes a small piece of the affected skin that is sent for microscopic examination in a pathology laboratory.
Blood tests and biopsies are not always necessary for eczema diagnosis.
However, doctors will at times require them if the symptoms are unusual,
severe or in order to identify particular triggers.
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Recently I read a study about the treatment of eczema by the use of bleach. It was dumbfounding that bleach which is commonly used in laundry can treat eczema, a chronic skin disease. Studies say that as many as one in five school-aged children have eczema, medically known as atopic dermatitis that affects youngsters’ appearance, sleep and their ability to concentrate in school and in public place.
Robert Brodell, a professor of internal medicine and dermatology at Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, says dermatologists have been working on the treatment of eczema for about 20 years, but this is the first scientific study on the topic. This article gives the recommendations from the study:
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I have developed what appears to be eczema on the back of one wrist. I am under a lot of stress at the moment, more than i think i have ever felt, which seems to indicate that it is stress related eczema. I have never had eczema before. How can i get rid of it without going to the doctor (i live in Australia as well if that helps with reccomendations of treatments).
Welcome to my world I suffer from eczema too – stress related. I find the best is to watch what soaps you use – nothing fragrant as well as body creams. Perfume can also irritate if not add to it.
What works best for me is any camphor/eucalyptus based cream – this will heal it quickly and to just soothe it (if you can’t get this) then try aqueous which is water based. Vaseline Intensive Care is also good (the fragrant free one).
As eczema is a skin irritation stay away from frangrant products used there – perfume, soap and cream.
If all that doesn’t work and you can get a script or whatever try getting bactroban cream or a mild cortizone.
Hope I helped and hope it heals!!
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