There are many similarities between eczema and dry skin, but there are also many differences. Some of the differences are the causes of each condition, common symptoms, and how they should be treated. It is not uncommon for dry skin and eczema to appear separately or together. Both conditions can be successfully treated with natural ingredients as well as with prescription or commercial products. Patients often have to try different types of treatment to find the one that best suits their needs.
Causes of dry skin include mild dehydration, genetic markers, and skin irritation caused by the environment or intolerance to a specific soap or skin care product. Both eczema and dry skin can also be the result of excessive bathing or bathing or bathing in very hot water, as both are known to dry out the skin. Eczema is thought to be caused by a mild to moderate autoimmune disorder that causes the skin to react in a similar way to an allergic reaction. Scientific researchers are still looking for a more definitive answer as to the cause of this common skin condition.
Eczema and dry skin have very specific symptoms that often differ greatly from one another. Although eczema is a condition similar to dry skin, it does have unique symptoms such as the appearance of fluid-filled blisters and red rashes that are not common with dry skin of the garden variety. Dry skin often feels stretched and stretched, while eczema-affected skin may actually secrete moisture from its blisters or lesions. Eczema usually causes severe itching as well as cracking and bleeding of the skin in some cases. Ordinary dry skin is usually less painful and does not manifest as cracks, blisters, or sores.
Some dry skin products are effective in treating eczema symptoms, but it is much more common for eczema patients to need different products for relief. Dry skin treatment can usually be accomplished with behavioral changes, such as drinking more water, bathing in moderately warm water, and applying dry skin lotion. The same methods can be used to treat eczema, but most people will be advised to use eczema-specific topical ointments for best results. Some experts suggest dietary changes, including limiting dairy products, in an effort to control eczema symptoms. Eczema and dry skin can usually be treated with the right treatments, although eczema patients often seek medical advice for effective long-term care.