Why does eczema itch?

23 апреля, 2017

From the point of view of the patient, the main difference between eczema and psoriasis is a stronger, constant itching and burning. Eczema is one of the most frequent skin diseases: a diagnosis of «eczema» is put by 20% of those who consult a dermatologist.

So why does eczema itch? The sensation of itching occurs whith chemical stimulation of the nerve endings of the skin with a substance called histamine. It is the hormone that is produced by the human body.

Usually histamine in the body is mainly in a bound (inactive) form. With eczema and other allergic conditions, the amount of free histamine increases. That is why the itch is so well helped by hormonal antihistamines.

At the initial stage of this disease there are small bubbles with a light yellow liquid inside on the surface of the skin. Later, bubbles burst and in their place appear wet areas.

Of course, in these areas the skin can no longer fully fulfill its barrier function — to protect the body from germs. Buried papules are, in fact, micro-traumas, and infection can be introduced through them.

This situation is exacerbated by the fact that wet areas are very itchy, and the patient has to constantly control himself. But some, no matter how hard they try, still scratch their eczema when asleep.

If you have similar symptoms, keep in mind that eczema can progress quickly.

Appeal for help. We do not work with skin lesions, we work with your skin at the base. Apsori is the only harmless and effective method for today for the treatment of eczema.