Eczema – Can It Be Cured?

“Cure” is just another word for treatment and any illness, disease, or condition that can be treated is gone for good – or at least gone until a time when the body becomes weak and re-occurrence could happen. Sorry to say but, not all medical conditions can be cured or treated. One condition which can not be treated is an eczema rash. However, people who suffer from eczema will not be able to see their itching bumps and rashes completely disappear. Eczema is just a skin condition that they will have to live with until they die. However, even though curing eczema is almost impossible, it can be managed.Hypertension, diabetes, mental retardation, and Down syndrome are some illnesses and conditions that cannot be treated or reversed – just like eczema. In these cases, the best that science has to offer is their management. Hypertension and diabetes, for example, can be managed with diet, lifestyle changes, and medications. While these won’t be able to treat hypertension and diabetes, they can lengthen the lives of people who have them, improve their quality of lives, and reduce complications associated with them – complications which may only further debilitate their physical welfare. As for those who are mentally retarded and have Down’s syndrome, management approaches are normally behavioral where caregivers are taught how to handle people who have them on a behavioral aspect.Since eczema primarily affects the skin and leads to itching bumps or dry itching skin, one way of managing it is by treating associated eczema symptoms. Curing eczema is not possible per se, but its symptoms are – hence the term “symptomatic treatment”. Every time your eczema rash flares up, all you have to do is treat it until the next episode that it recurs.There are many approaches to curing eczema on a symptomatic level. After being diagnosed, a doctor will usually prescribe eczema medication in the form of an ecream or some other steroid cream for eczema. In situations where eczema symptoms are too widespread, doctors can also give their patients medication for eczema that can be taken orally. And because eczema has many types including dermatitis atopica and dermatitis seborrheic, doctors may prescribe treatments that are specific to a certain type of eczema. Some doctors are also open to prescribing natural eczema cures.Curing eczema symptoms can also be done without getting medical consultation. Most people with eczema buy OTC eczema cures such as eczema creams. Eczema creams that are sold over the counter usually have exactly the same ingredients as those prescribed by doctors. They contain less ingredients though and may only be good in curing mild eczema symptoms.Eczema can also be controlled by preventing an eczema rash from appearing on the skin in the first place. This can be done by avoiding what causes eczema to recur. Even though the exact cause of eczema has not been determined by science until now, it has been linked to several factors that are believed to trigger or aggravate it. Among the known eczema causes are food that may or may not have allergens such as beer, liquor, egg, chicken, seafood, and nuts; plants like ragweed and pollen from other plant varieties; physical conditions such as stress, lack of sleep, poor immune functioning, and poor general health; environmental factors such as weather; exposure to animal fur and dander; and household products like soaps and detergents.Curing eczema is not possible. It is a chronic skin condition that one will have to live with until death. However, its symptoms can be cured and it can be controlled by avoiding factors that trigger eczema. Sticking to these management approaches are just as good as not having eczema at all.