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Types of Eczema

Information and advice on the different types of eczema from atopic to varicose.


Atopic...

Atopic

The term ‘atopic’ refers to a personal and family tendency to develop eczema, asthma and/or hay fever.

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Contact...

Contact

Contact dermatitis is the most common type of work related skin disease.

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Adult Seborrhoeic...

Adult Seborrhoeic

Seborrhoeic dermatitis in adults tends to affect the scalp, face, torso and flexures.

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Infantile Seborrhoeic  ...

Infantile Seborrhoeic

Infantile seborrhoeic dermatitis (also called seborrhoeic eczema) is a common skin condition seen in infants under the age of one year. Often, but not always it affects the scalp as cradle cap.

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Discoid...

Discoid

Discoid eczema is very distinct with ‘coin shaped’ discs of eczema the size of a fifty pence piece.

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Pompholyx...

Pompholyx

The key characteristic of pompholyx eczema is blistering that is restricted to the hands and feet.

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Asteatotic...

Asteatotic

Also known as “eczema cracquelée”, Asteatotic eczema almost always affects people over the age of 60.

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Varicose...

Varicose

Varicose eczema (also called gravitational or stasis eczema) is common later in life.

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