Eczema or dermatitis refers to various skin conditions. Even though it is not dangerous or contagious, it can cause reddened, swollen and itchy skin. Remember that the condition has no available cure, but the symptoms can be controlled by avoidance of stress and irritants.
Hypothyroidism can trigger itchy skin or eczema. The condition develops if the thyroid gland does not release enough thyroxine and triiodothyronine which are hormones that regulate metabolism, influence the heart rate, control body temperature and the production of protein.
The disrupted circulation might prevent blood from supplying nourishment and fully eliminating the waste products from the bloodstream. This results to blisters, oozing, itchy and scaly patches of skin.
The common cause of eczema is celiac disease. This is an autoimmune condition that arises if the coating of the small intestine is damaged, preventing it from appropriately taking in nutrients from food. Individuals with the disease who consume foods or use products containing gluten end up with an immune system reaction by damaging parts of the small intestine.
It is important to note that Meleda disease can cause the thick, dry skin linked with eczema. This is a rare hereditary skin condition that is instigated by an autosomal recessive trait and includes dry, thick patches of skin that form on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
The affected skin might appear unusually reddened and scaly. Children with the condition might show various irregularities with the nails along with excessive sweating linked with an undesirable odor and/or small-sized, firm, elevated lesions.