Eczema Nursing Presentation

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RUNNING HEADING: Eczema Name Subject School Professor Date Eczema Abstract Eczema is a condition that is characterized by inflammation, redness, fluid accumulation and pruritius of the skin leading to bleeding, encrusting, thickening and scaling. There are several common types of eczema, but the most common is atopic eczema, that usually develops during infancy, worsens during childhood and gets better during adulthood.


With relation to the differential diagnosis, a range of conditions need to be differentiated including psoriasis, fungal infections, scabies, scarlet fever, pityriasis rosea, measles, tinea corporis and squamous cell carcinoma. Introduction/Definition Eczema or dermatitis is a disorder in which the skin is inflamed (especially epidermis) along with the development of vesiculation sometimes in acute phases. It has been derived from the Greek word meaning to ‘boil out’, and hence medical practitioners consider it to look like the skin is boiling out. The condition is usually acute in nature, but can be a chronic inflammatory disorder of the skin causing pruritius, redness, vesiculation, which finally become encrusted, hemorrhagic, thickened and scales off (Vorvick, 2009). Some of the common types include:- Allergic contact eczema – Following contact with a foreign substance such as a poison, lotion, etc, there is a local allergic reaction Atopic dermatitis – It is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder and often accompanied with other disorders such as asthma and hay fever. ...
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