Recurring itchy inflammation of the skin:

Neurodermatitis ( Chronic itchy inflammation of the skin,Allergic skin reaction )

Neurodermatitis (Atopic dermatitis) is a chronic inflammation of the skin in typical areas. It occurs when the skin becomes itchy with a patch appearing on the spot. The skin gets itchier with scratching and this cycle of scratch and itch makes the skin leathery and thick. The patient can develop numerous itchy spots, classically on the ankle, forearm, thigh, wrist, or neck.

Full Description

Atopic dermatitis (neurodermatitis) is a skin disorder that predominantly affects people with family history. In many cases these people also have hay fever allergies or allergic asthma. Atopic dermatitis is (see allergy) often associated with allergic reactions. It also causes a reaction to substances or stimulations that are generally harmless.

Symptoms

Bloated feeling in the stomach, Tiredness, Back pain, Pain in the limbs, Less than 3 defecations per week, Abdominal pain, Vomiting, Nausea, Reduced appetite, Increased urine quantity, Flatulence, Mood swings, Increased appetite, Hot flushes, Protrusion of the eyes, Palpitations, Nervousness, Mood swings, Sweating, Tremor at rest, Sleeplessness, Weight loss, Hair loss, Cold sweats, Diarrhea, Itching eyes, Brittleness of nails, Difficulty in swallowing, Irregular heartbeat, Muscle weakness, Eye pain, Dry eyes, Night sweats, Flatulence, Diarrhea, Fatty defecation, Weight gain, Foul smelling defecation, Cold feet, Stress-related leg pain, Pain in the calves, Leg ulcer, Leg cramps, Non-healing skin wound, Hand pain, Foot pain, Impairment of male potency, Lower-back pain, Absence of a pulse, Blue colored skin, Eye redness, Feeling of foreign body in the eye, Itching eyes, Burning eyes, Tears, Eyelids sticking together, Oversensitivity to light, Breathing-related pains, Shortness of breath, Bloody cough, Chest pain, Weight loss, Cough, Difficulty in swallowing, Shortness of breath, Abdominal pain, Drowsiness, Disorientation regarding time or place, Double vision, Double vision, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Increased salivation, Memory gap, Yellow colored skin, Impaired balance, Hot flushes, Cold sweats, Lockjaw, Headache, Cramps, Oversensitivity to light, Nausea, Tremor at rest, Hallucination, Agitation, Absence of a pulse, Irregular heartbeat, Difficulty in speaking, Trouble understanding speech, Blue colored skin, Vomiting, Dizziness, Nausea, Missed period, Menstruation disorder, Weight gain, Nausea, Headache, Tiredness, Dizziness, Vomiting, Frequent urination, Urination during the night, Cravings, Distended abdomen, Abdominal pain, Bleeding from vagina, Back pain, Back pain, Heartburn, Missed period, Nausea, Weight gain, Vomiting, Lower-back pain, Feeling faint, Abdominal pain, Less than 3 defecations per week, Flatulence, Hard defecation, Difficult defecation, Incomplete defecation, Early satiety, Side pain, Weight gain, Vomiting, Nausea, Reduced appetite, Distended abdomen, Pain of the anus, Itching of the anus, Difficulty in speaking, Aggressiveness, Sadness, Hallucination, Agitation, Cheek swelling, Eyelid swelling, Lip swelling, Skin wheal, Facial swelling, Difficulty in swallowing, Hoarseness, Tongue swelling, Hand swelling, Shortness of breath, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Foot swelling, Limited mobility of the fingers, Numbness of the hands, Foot pain, Hand pain, Cold feet, Sensitivity to cold, Hand swelling, Cold hands, Blue colored skin, Skin rash, Skin thickening, Itching of skin, Flaking skin, Dry skin, Coarsening of the skin structure, Hardening of the skin

Medical Conditions

Atopic dermatitis often occurs during the first months of life, but may also develop only in schoolchildren or adults. Since the symptoms change with the patient’s age, it is categorised in different stages. In infants it is called infantile eczema. The skin, especially on the head or the cheeks is reddened, oozing and itching. Scales and crusts occur. During childhood, the redness mainly occurs in the face, throat and neck, and is especially strong on the crook of the arm and the hollow of the knee, as well as the backs of hands and feet. The other skin is usually very dry. The often agonizing itching leads to children scratching a lot, and even waking up during the night because of the itches. Scratching causes tears of the inflammatorily changed skin, leading to additional inflammatory reactions. Eczema in adults affects mainly the forehead and eyelids, but also crooks of the arm, hollows of the knee and the backs of hands and feet. The skin becomes thicker and the lichenification is clearly visible.

Treatment

The most important component of treatment is prevention. Breastfeeding (at least 6 months, no feeding of porridge before 4 months of age) can prevent the onset of infantile atopic dermatitis. If no breastfeeding is possible, the baby should be fed with hypoallergenic milk products (commercially available). Important is also a very good skin care with moisturizing creams and bath additives. An avoidance of contact with substances to which you are allergic, is not always possible, but at least the reduction of contact should be sought. If symptoms continue, your doctor may prescribe ointments or tablets depending on the severity of case.