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Treating eczema, a condition whose cause remains unclear, can turn out to be a rather sensitive topic. For one thing, most over-the-counter and doctor-prescribed treatments for eczema have been proven to be ineffective—not to mention expensive and laced with side effects. That being said, it’s important to know how to prevent the evolution of mild cases of eczema and alleviate the pain caused by the more severe ones.

ECZEMA TREATMENT TIPS FOR ADULTS

The truth is modern medicine still can’t pinpoint exactly what will work for the apparition of eczema rashes on your skin.

 

Why pay so much lip-service to the different types of eczemas?

After all, they’re just rashes that can’t be cured and tend to go away on their own, right? While the above may be true, it’s also true that eczema is an issue for 10-20% of U.S. children and approximately 3% of adults. The drop in percentage of people affected is explicable through the fact that most children born with eczema will outgrow it by age 10.

 

We call them rashes and eczemas. Some are caused by genetics, others by lifestyle factors, and many are linked with allergies. Most are treated with the aid of topical corticosteroids and constant skin moisturizing.

Yet, after all is said and done,  how much do we really know about the different types of dermatitis out there? What are they? What causes them? Can they be prevented? Read on, to learn more about the seven most often encountered types of dermatitis.