Guest Post: Skin condition like Eczema benefits from Ultraviolet Light Therapy

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Author's Bio: My name is Peter Johnson, I like to be informed and share my knowledge about the new trends in the health and medicine. I work for UVLrx Therapeutics Inc., a company offering the Light blood irradiation also known as Ultra Violet Light Therapy. Instructions in the process of tapping are available, quick and easy on the website, and come with invaluable notes and advice. 
Phototherapy is a treatment using special kind of light like ultraviolet. In treating skin condition like eczema ultraviolet light therapy is recommended.

Phototherapy is treatment using special kind of light like ultraviolet. In treating skin condition like eczema the UV light therapy is recommended.

What is it?

Ultraviolet or UV is an electromagnetic radiation which is invisible to the human eye. Its main source is the sun and makes a black-light poster glow. It is responsible for the tan and sunburn we get when we soak under the sun. Too much of its exposure is hazardous.

Ultraviolet light as a therapy for skin condition

Such kind of light is reproduced artificially by using devices producing ultraviolet radiation. Among these devices are tanning booths, black lights, curring lights, some types of laser, mercury vapor lamps and fluorescent and incandescent lamps. Laser arch and lamps with various wavelengths are used for medical purposes. One good example of these lamps is Germicidal lamp which produces short-waved light and disturbs the DNA based pairing that is responsible for the formation of molecular lesions leading to the inactivation of bacteria and viruses. Another kind is UV-B lamps which produces the light with wavelengths ranging from 290-320 nanometers which human sensitivity is at high rate. It is used for treating skin conditions such as vitiligo, eczema, psoriasis, and Lichen Planus. UV-B is different from UV-A which is for tanning purposes.

Treating skin conditions

Eczema is a skin condition caused by inflammation. The most common type is Atopic dermatitis. It is common in skin areas like cheeks, chin, chest, neck, inner elbows and behind knees. Eczema is common to be itchy which can be mild or moderate. When the condition becomes worse, it develops into inflamed skin. Symptoms include very bad itching, dark colored patches and skin can be rough and leathery, and some people have scaly patches. In worst cases, there is oozing and crusting on skin. While the symptoms can go away, the itching can go so bad and sufferers scratch it until it bleeds which makes the eczema worse.

In treating eczema, a special device is used which produces UV-B and the body or parts of the body is exposed to the light for a few seconds or minutes. During the therapy, treatment is carefully recorded and light is reduced after several sessions depending on the body reaction to the treatment.  When improvements are noticed, the treatment is temporarily stopped to see if the condition is in remission. If the treatment is successful, a patient is advised for maintenance treatment.

It must be remembered that if the treatment produces good results, it is not as rapid but patients are required for repeated sessions. Improvement is generally slow and usually seen between 1 to 2 months. Such treatment is boosting success rates; it is also less invasive. Moreover, manufacturers are approved by the government which makes their devices safe.

If you’re suffering from eczema or other skin conditions, consult your dermatologist and ask about UVL therapy. 

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