Wednesday, October 15, 2008

How to Get Rid of Skin Discoloration That is Caused by Eczema

Many eczema sufferers get skin discolorations that are caused by the eczema. The condition is called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It is called this because the hyperpigmentation (skin darkening,) is a result of the inflammation that was in the area. This article talks about it.

You may find it helpful to know that the condition is caused when your skin cells that produce melanin become damaged. In this case the damage is the result of inflammation burning in that area during an eczema attack. Also, the damage is so bad that the melanin cells begin to produce a different color melanin. That is one of the ways that you get the discoloration in the skin.

The other discoloration comes from blood stains that are left in the area after the blood’s healing process.

You need to know that it will take a few months and up to a year to reverse the discoloration that is caused by eczema. You should also know that reversing this process can be relatively costly, depending upon how severe the problem is, and also upon which methods of treatments you choose to use. There are drugs to treat it, and there are microdermabrasion and skin peels.

Over the counter treatments will be inexpensive, but the question is whether or not they will have the strength to correct the problem.

The treatments that reverse post inflammatory hyperpigmentation range in strength depending on the severity of the problem.

You will want to know about hydroquinone. Hydroquinone is respected in the United States as being very effective at reversing PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.) However, in Europe, Japan and Australia the drug has been banned. The argument is that too many side effects come with hydroquinone use.

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Broyde McDonald is an experienced writer on the subject of Eczema Treatments.

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