What is stress eczema?
The answer to the question of what is stress eczema is one of the most curious subjects by our patients. We give the name tension eczema to the itching and redness that occur on our skin as a result of the psychological and physiological destructive effects of tension on the body.
Does every person with tension have eczema?
Eczema is not seen in every person with tension. It is more common in individuals who neglect skin care, do not use moisturizer properly in cold weather, stay under the sun for a long time without protecting from the sun in summer, do not drink enough water and pay attention to their nutrition, and have endocrinological problems such as hypothyroidism and diabetes.
How do I know if I have stress eczema?
Eczema has many causes. However, tension is the biggest cause of eczema. Today, there is hardly anyone without tension. While tension causes problems such as hair loss and nail disorders in some, it manifests itself in the form of eczema in some individuals. We may suspect tension eczema if we have a complaint that manifests itself with increased itching and redness, especially when very stressed. However, in order to make a definitive diagnosis, the opinion of a dermatologist must be taken.
What does stress eczema look like on the skin?
The skin with stress eczema is thicker, red and itchy than normal skin. In general, the integrity of the skin is lost and there may be clefts on the skin in places. Compared to other eczema, itching is more severe. In tension increases, sometimes the severity of itching is high without being aware of it, and bleeding crevices may occur in the eczema area. This is now the advanced stage of eczema and the skin becomes open to infection during this period. For this reason, tension eczema that has reached this stage should definitely be treated.
In which areas is stress eczema most common?
Stress eczema often occurs on the nape of the neck, knees and elbows, back and genitals. Tension eczema, especially in the genital area, may be mistaken for a fungal infection for months and ineffective treatments can be used. For this reason, a dermatologist should definitely be consulted, especially in long-lasting and very severe itchy lesions in this area.
Is there a definitive treatment for stress eczema?
Stress eczema can be treated. However, in the treatment phase, the patient has a lot of work to do together with the doctor. First of all, after the eczema has solidified, which is caused by tension, the patient should be as comfortable as possible and strictly follow the treatments recommended by the doctor. Treatment of tension eczema is a process that requires patience. However, as a result of regular and correct treatment, treatment is possible.
How long does it take for stress eczema to fit?
The recovery period of stress eczema may vary from person to person. In this regard, the success of the treatment is high in the patient group who believe that there will be a definitive treatment and comply with the treatment of their physician, and the treatment period is about a few weeks. However, in patients who do not use the treatment regularly and do not believe that eczema can be cured, the treatment period is just as long. Therefore, it is necessary to believe in the success of the treatment.