When the skin is exposed to a substance that irritates it and causes a reaction, it is said to be eczematic or suffering from contact dermatitis. This happens to people who are naturally too sensitive to certain materials and elements such that when they come in contact with them, the body’s immunity system cannot handle well, thus the reaction on the skin. Some of the irritant contact dermatitis symptoms are skin inflammation, rashes, reddening of the skin, crusting, drying, cracking, bumps and rashes, extreme itching and pain. Most patients often fail to resist the itchiness that occurs a few hours to two days of exposure and end up scratching the affected area. When the skin breaks, it bleeds and becomes an opening to other infections to take advantage of.
There is no permanent treatment that can be used to treat this condition once and for all, the medications (even the best stuff available in drug stores and pharmacies) are only used to eradicate the symptoms rather than treat eczema. These drugs are usually not good for use especially over a long period of time because they may have side effects that are worse than the actual condition. It is best to prevent contact dermatitis, a patient should identify the elements or materials they are allergic to and try to stay away from them to avoid irritations.
The affected region should neither be scratched nor rubbed so as not to break the skin. Apply natural based moisturizer or moisturizer designed for sensitive skin on the area because contact dermatitis prevails in dry skin. There are several eczema home remedies that can be used to eradicate the symptoms including primrose evening, olive and tea tree oils, avocado, avocado, honey and oatmeal bath. These remedies are effective when applied well, they have cause no further reactions on the skin and will set the stage for the damaged skin to heal faster.