Treatment of Eczema with UV lamp
Eczema or weeping shingles, as it is sometimes called for weeping sores on the spot lesions, is a fairly common skin disease. It occurs in acute and chronic forms and is characterized by redness and thickening of the skin in areas of limited inflammation, the appearance of scaly spots or bubbles that form after opening oozing erosion. The illness is complicated with itching and fever and characterized by pronounced cosmetology defects: a rash and plaques located mainly on the exposed parts of the body – arms, legs and face.
Eczema is characterized by a large number of manifestations of the disease and its variants, the main clinical forms is true, professional, microbial and seborrheic dermatitis, but often the disease has the sequential stages:
- initial stage of eczema is characterized by itching and redness of the skin area without clear boundaries;
- small bubbles and swelling of the affected area are the main symptoms of the second stage;
- the third stage is called “weeping” because lesion bubbles burst in the affected area because of the pressure of the fluid. There appears small erosion with serous fluid leaking from it. This stage of eczema is called the peak;
- there appear layered crust when the liquid dries; these crust peels of the skin and then the skin becomes normal.
The entire development cycle of eczema takes from several days to several months, but as for the disease is characterized by multiple lesions, so there can be different stages of the disease in one area of inflammation.
Prevalence and diversity of types of the disease has contributed to the treatment of eczema; its methods, specifics and schemes of treatment have been constantly improved and updated with new technologies.
The Standard Therapy Scheme:
- removal of the irritator;
- the corrective diet;
- the application of corticosteroid (steroid hormones containing) drugs to the affected areas;
- antihistamines (antipruritic) drugs;
- skin Care with special cosmetics;
UV radiation has a pronounced cytotoxic effect on the cells of the skin, which reduces the rate of renewal, stops flaking and eliminates itching. Ultraviolet rays are able to stop pathological processes destroying T-cells in the skin. Ultraviolet light has been used to treat eczema in the last century, consistently shows positive results; so it is possible to speak of it as of a proven therapy.
Today, when buying an ultraviolet lamp with narrow-spectrum light (296-313 nm) that has the highest efficiency you can carry out full treatment of eczema at home. The use of some vegetable oils, creams, gels and lotions containing them will contribute to the treatment of eczema with UV lamp. Specific recommendations can be obtained from your dermatologist.