The diagnosis of eczema can be made more difficult by the similarity of other skin conditions to eczema such as psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, acne, and rosacea. And to make treatment more challenging, all of these skin conditions have various sub-types that make the final diagnosis and effective treatment more complicated.
If your skin condition is located in the facial area, you may be suffering from rosacea, acne, and seborrheic dermatitis, atopic, or contact eczema. Understanding the differences in these conditions can make the treatment of your skin condition more effective. Making this process even more difficult is the fact that you can actually suffer from more than one skin condition at a time.
Acne vulgaris (common acne) is a over active sebaceous glands of the skin. These sebaceous glands are located around each of the hair follicle. They can produce sebum, this is an oily substance, to help lubricate the hair follicle.
More facts about acne can be obtained at The Acne Group. The Acne Group is a compiled information site built and strictly dedicated to providing accurate, reliable information on the treatment of acne, acne skin care, and eliminating acne.
Acne treatment can be achieved naturally without using harsh acid chemicals. Your main goal of acne treatment is to heal the skin and keep it healthy to prevent pimples or adult acne, etc. For the vast majority of people with acne, effective treatment can minimize expense and embarrassment while beautifying the skin. Alternative therapies continue to gain new respect in acne treatment.
Seborrheic dermatitis begins with dry or greasy scaling of the scalp areas, which become red, oily, and may cause itching. The itching associated with seborrheic dermatitis is not as bad as the itching associated with psoriasis. Seborrheic dermatitis is often thought of as a severe case of dandruff accompanied at times by an odor, which is caused by the buildup of bacteria on the scalp. Seborrheic dermatitis cannot be cured; However, remissions due to treatment or natural reasons do occur for varying amounts of time (Hall 114). More information on Seborrheic dermatitis can be found at the International Eczema-Psoriasis Foundation.
Another excellent source of information is The Dermatitis-Ltd web site which contains a glossary that defines commonly used dermatitis terms, including products and medications used in the treatment of dermatitis and other skin conditions that co-exist with dermatitis, such as acne, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis.