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ECZEMA (Eczematous Dermatitis)

ECZEMA (Eczematous Dermatitis)

Ques : 1    What is Eczema?

Ans :         It is a specific type of (itching) allergic manifestation or antigen- antibody reaction marked by superficial inflammatory oedema of the epidermis associated with vesicle formation.

Ques : 2    What are the types of Eczema and what are its causes?

Ans :         (1) Infantile eczema. (2) Autolytic eczema. (3) Endogenous eczema. (4) Nummular eczema. (5) Infectious eczematous dermatitis.

Eczema usually occurs in infancy, puberty and menopause. But no age is exempt. There is some familial predisposition which may be hereditary. Extreme heat, cold any dampness are also predisposing factors. Exciting factors are physical irritants which are otherwise used in routine.

Ques : 3    What are the clinical features of Eczema?

Ans :         A slight or continuous contact of the prone individual produces erythema which develops into papules.

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The papules grow in size and number over a particular area, sometimes multiple areas, which becomes oedematous. The papules develop into vesicles. There is oozing, crust formation and finally pustules scale off without leaving any scars. Recurrence is very common.

The special varieties of eczema are contact eczema which develops on contact with chemical irritants, napkin rash due to contact with urine, faeces and infantile eczema due to protein hypersensitivity.

Ques : 4    What is the treatment of Eczema?

Ans :         Treatment :

  • Sometimes a vegetarian diet is helpful to cure the disease.
  • Antihistaminic druges may also be used.
  • Change of climate is beneficial. (6) Homoeopathic Remedies –
  • 5 % calamine lotion locally ; supplemented with the application of an antibiotic steroid combination e.g. Kenalog S cream.
  • Improvement of general health.

Ques : 5          Which Homoeopathic medicines can be useful for Eczema?

Ans :         (1) HEPAR SULPHUR – Eczema, spreading by means of new pimples appearing just beyond the old parts. Moist eruption, burning and itching after scratching sore to touch. Unhealthy skin every little injury suppurates.

(2) ARSENICUM – Dry scaly eruptions, with nightly burning or terrible inching. Eruption on face or extremities, with corrosive discharge.

(3) GRAPHITES- Eczema, with profuse serous exudations, in blondes inclined to obesity(6) Homoeopathic Remedies –

(3) GRAPHITES- Eczema, with profuse serous exudations, in blondes inclined to obesity. The eruption oozes a glutinous sticky fluid. Rawness in bend of limbs, neck and behind the ears. Very dry skin never perspires.

(4) SULPHUR- Scrofulous subjects, Dry, Scaly, unhealthy skin. Eruption on head and behind ears, dry offensive, scabby, with cracks, easily bleeding, itching with soreness after scratching. After suppressed eruptions. or the drying up of old sores.

Ques : 6    Which Biochemic medicines can be useful for Eczema?

Ans :         Biochemic remedies.

  • FLUOR. – Due to venous hyperaemia, worse in damp weather, skin. Eczema of anus consequent to haemorrhoids.
  • KALI PHOS. – Greasy scabs with offensive smell ; secretions of the skin, irritating, causing soreness of the parts, itching, with crawling sensation, chafed skin, blooby, watery secretions, excessive, offensive perspirations.
  • NATRUM MUR. – White scales, eruptions with watery contents from eating too much salt.
  • NATRUM PHOS. – Secretions creamy, honey-coloured, golden-yellow scabs. Crusta lacteal about ears of little children.
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# Vivaan 2018-07-06
Hii, I am from Nilgiris, I want to know can cigerrete sharing can lead to syphilis ?
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# Dr. Naresh 2018-07-07
yes,sharing cigerette,drinking cups,common spoons etc can also lead to syphilis, Generally whenever the fluid of a person who has syphilis is shared,the infection can occur, you should also consult with good Gynecologist in Nilgiris
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# Rohan 2018-06-22
Hii, I am from Dausa, plz let me know What is gonorrhoea ?
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# Dr. Naresh 2018-06-23
Hello, Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoea,This disease is caused in the genitourinary tracts, for more details plz visit good gynec in Dausa, find list of Gynecologist in Dausa
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# Aarush 2018-06-01
Hello I am from West Siang, My neighbour has been feeling redness and burning in urethral organs, can it be a disease, should she visit gynec?
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# Dr. Pooja 2018-06-02
It can be a simple infection also and a disease also, If after the examination, the presence of gram negative bacteria is seen ,gonorrhoea infection can be thought of, she should visit good women's specialist- find list of Gynecologist in West Siang
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# Vaibhav 2018-05-25
Hii can you plz tell me, Which fluids can cause or spread syphilis infection, alos give me the list of good gynec in Visakhapatnam?
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# Dr. Naresh 2018-05-26
Infection from semen, blood or lactation milk can occur and cause syphilis, Infection from blood syringes is very common, Infected mothers can transmit it through their milk also, consult with good Gynecologist in Visakhapatnam .
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# Harikiran Older than three months
Hello, plz tell me what are venereal diseases, can you plz suggest some good gynecologist in Cuttack ?
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# Dr. Naresh Older than three months
veneral diseases are those which can be spread through sexual contact, The spreading agents can bacteria ,viruses etc, The examples are syphilis and gonorrhoea can be can spread by sexual contact, you can also find list of Gynecologist in Cuttack.
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# Nishith Older than three months
Hii, I am from Jhansi, plz let me know What is gonorrhoea ?
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# Dr. Naresh Older than three months
Hello, Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoea,This disease is caused in the genitourinary tracts, for more details plz visit good gynec in Jhansi, find list of Gynecologist in Jhansi
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# Vaibhav Older than three months
Hello, plz tell me what are venereal diseases, can you plz suggest some good gynecologist in Udupi ?
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# Dr. Pooja Older than three months
veneral diseases are those which can be spread through sexual contact, The spreading agents can bacteria ,viruses etc, The examples are syphilis and gonorrhoea can be can spread by sexual contact, you can also find list of Gynecologist in Udupi.
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# Priyansh Older than three months
Can gonorrhoea be caused by the infected towels, also provide the list of good gynecologist in Tirunelveli?
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# Dr. Naresh Older than three months
Gonorrhoea can be transmitted by the infected towels, handkerchiefs of the infected person, But most cases are due to sexual contacts, find here list of good Gynecologist in Tirunelveli.
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# Rohan Older than three months
Hii, I am from West Sikkim, Please tell that can moisture be responsible for infections ?
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# Dr. Pooja Older than three months
Hello, good to see that you are from West Sikkim, yes,that is why u must keep your genital organs clean and dry because moisture can favour infections.
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# Harikiran Older than three months
My friend has been diagnosed with gonorrhoea, Please tell which tests will be advisable, also suggest gynec in Bargarh ?
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# Dr. Pooja Older than three months
VDRL tests should be done every month for 3 consecutive months for detecting syphilis as well as other sexually transmitted diseases,These tests should be conducted at proper times, find good Gynecologist in Bargarh
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