Understanding Eczema on face

Eczema is a skin infection whereby there are visible scarring, patches, lesions and blisters. You will also see redness and swelling on the face, arms, feet, torso and neck.  It affects children below six years of age as well as infants. It is also a lifelong condition that you will find in some adults. Genes and some environmental factors like allergic plants are known to cause the condition.

There are various types of eczema on face or facial eczema in other words. These are irritant contact eczema, light sensitive eczema, seborrhoeic eczema and atopic eczema.  A few are discussed here.

Atopic eczema

Of all the types of the facial eczema or eczema on the face, this is the most prevalent. It affects not only the face but other parts of the body. Most children inherit this condition and live with it throughout their adult lives. Atopic eczema causes itching and redness on the face. There is usually a high co-relation between those children who suffer from asthma and the occurrence of this skin condition. It is usually advisable to avoid itching even when you are tempted to do so since this only exacerbates the condition.

Seborrhoeic eczema

Second on the eczema on face is this type of eczema mostly confined on the face and which is caused by allergic reaction to certain types of yeast? Although this form of eczema does not cause as much itchiness as the atopic eczema, it nevertheless causes some yellow spots on the skin. It is also quite difficult to treat and may require you take medication throughout to prevent it from recurring.

Allergic contact eczema

As the name suggest, this eczema of the face is triggered by certain substances in the environment. This could be found in the food you eat, air, or any other thing that you come into contact with.