I’ve lived with eczema all my life and although topical ointments, creams, diet and good quality air have greatly improved the condition, actually eradicated completely, it’s important to think of the source. What caused the outbreak initially? What were you doing? What were you wearing? Chances are, you’ll discover the trigger.Because that’s how eczema works, right?

When it comes to living with eczema in Australia it is not easy. There are some harsh conditions that can make eczema and dermatitis worse. Eczema is a rashThat makes the skin become very red and irritated. The affected area looks like a rash but can have raised red bumps that become itchy and dry. The skin surrounding the affected area may also appear cracked, rough, and dry. The way to treat eczema is by a constant treatment whether it is a lotion or moisturizer. Avoid habits such as washing your hands frequently and try to limit the number of times your hands get wet in a day. If your hands must constantly be washed such as in the restaurant business or some other profession consider getting a special soap for sensitive skin.

Who suffers from dermatitis

Around 31.6% of people are affected by some type of eczema in the United States. This is a significant number and equals roughly 125 million people living with eczema. This number is growing every day as our population increases. The best way to handle eczema in Australia is 2 promote education of its treatment and prompting good habits. Wearing gloves is important when When exposing your skin to harsh conditions such as winter weather, dry weather, and any type of chemical contact. Taking such preventive measures can go a long ways if you suffer from eczema. There can be a lot of environmental factors that can make eczema worse as well, especially in Australia. some of these include humid weather as well as dry weather with both having adverse effects on Annex in a rash. When the weather is too moist it may cause rashes to develop in vulnerable areas. When the weather is too dry it causes the skin to crack making areas near joints very painful. Eczema is usually treated with a topical antiseptic or steroid called hydrocortisone.

Home Care For Living With Dermatitis


Hydrocortisone contains corticosteroids they can be prescribed at varying levels and strengths. It is easy to apply and can simply be rubbed into the skin at the affected area. This treatment must be done several times a day but will typically yield results within two to three days.One of the worst parts of living with eczema is the embarrassment that comes from having a rash especially when it’s in a highly visible area. Rashes on the hands or face are especially painful as well as embarrassing. Breakouts of eczema can occur based on Environmental factors, mental triggers such as stress, and excess rubbing or friction of the skin.

Is Eczema contagious

According to the research a common myth about Eczema is that it is contagious when in fact it is not. Even if a person has a rash that is red and sore and someone else touches it, they cannot get eczema through the physical contact. While it cannot spread through an open sore or rash, it can still be very painful and leaves the skin vulnerable to infections from outside contamination.


The outer layer of skin normally acts as a protective layer and when it is compromised bacteria, germs, and viruses may seep into the body through the open skin.Treating eczema is very simple and while there is some embarrassment involved it is not as bad as many other conditions. Simply carry a small tube of hydrocortisone wherever you go to avoid having any painful emergencies.  The biggest mistake is leaving home without it, washing your hands at a restaurant, sitting back down and realizing that your eczema rash is now very dry and beginning to get very painful. You can avoid these type of situations by purchasing an over the counter corticosteroid of varying strengths or speaking with your doctor.

Schedule an appointment

If you think you have eczema don’t put off scheduling an appointment. Simply broach the subject with your doctor show them the rash and they will quickly be able to tell you if it is eczema or not. Eczema is different than a normal rash that may occur due to excessive rubbing, scratching, or clothing wear. So don’t be too worried if you find yourself scratching an itch and developing a rash. A rash alone is not a sign of eczema. Rather, eczema is accompanied by very small raised bumps in the skin that become very painful.

Jayden Burke

Psychiatrist at Sydney Day Hospital
Dr. Jayden Burke is one of a few medicinal experts, where he deals with a functioning practice in SDH's Essential Consideration Center and co-directs the Multidisciplinary Depression Treatment Group at SDH. He earned his therapeutic degree from the College of Missouri Institute of Medication in Columbia, Missouri, where he additionally finished his residency in family prescription. He earned his four year college education from Truman State College in Kirkistown, Kansas.
Jayden Burke