Eczema

Eczema is one of the most frequently seen types of skin inflammation, or dermatitis. Although the condition is not contagious, it tends to cause chronic inflammation on the surface of the skin, characterized by intense itching, crusting or scaling, swelling, redness, and even oozing. The development of eczema on common areas such as the scalp, face, or neck can lead not only to discomfort, but also to embarrassment.

We understand the toll eczema, which is often an inherited condition, can take on your well-being, and offer various treatments to bring you relief from atopic dermatitis and other forms of this condition. Treatment is determined based on the severity of symptoms, and carefully chosen after the evaluation of your skin so that optimal results can be achieved.

Eczema through the ages

Skin may become affected by eczema at any stage of life, though we most frequently see this condition in infants and young adults. Flare-ups may decrease with age, or can continue into adulthood.

Infants most often develop eczema on the scalp and face, with skin becoming crusty and red as part of an itchy rash. Treatment to ease itching is necessary to avoid possible bleeding or infection from excessive scratching.

Adults may experience eczema as thickened patches of skin that look scaly and discolored to brownish-gray spots. Skin tends to be dry and red, and it might develop blisters in severe cases. Eczema in the adult can be intensely itchy at all times.

At Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery, you can learn how to manage chronic eczema through proper hygiene, moisturizing, and the avoidance of triggers. Our professional team of skin specialists can help you devise a comprehensive and effective treatment plan based on our extensive experience with eczema patients of all ages and new therapies. We have a great eczema handout and recommend the most pure, least preserved medications and have seen outstanding results with individualized regimens.

Treating eczema

Eczema is a chronic condition for which there are several forms of management. Our approach may include:

  • Moisturizer
  • Topical steroidal medication
  • Ultraviolet light therapy for resistant cases
  • Topical non-steroidal medications
  • Antihistamines for itching
  • Oral medication for severe cases

With professional help, it becomes possible to successfully manage eczema and enjoy healthier skin. Contact the Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery to discuss the treatment options available to relieve your eczema symptoms.

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Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery is committed to helping patients achieve healthy and beautiful skin. Our dedicated team is comprised of Dr. Bryan Selkin MD, FAAD, Board Certified in Dermatology; Gilbert Selkin, MD, DMD, Board Certified Maxillofacial Surgeon; John “Jay” Wofford MD, FAAD, Board Certified Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist; M. David Meyer MD, FAAD, Board Certified Dermatologist; Janet Y. Li MD, FAAD Board Certified Dermatologist & Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon, Sam Awan, MD, FAAD, Board Certified Dermatologist; Trisha J. Patel MD, FAAD Board Certified Dermatologist; Howard Steinman MD, FAAD - Board Certified Dermatologist, Mohs Surgeon; Nicholas R. Snavely MD, FAAD - Board Certified Dermatologist Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon, an expert in the prevention, detection and treatment of skin cancer, as well as advanced reconstruction; and Caitlin Farmer, MD – Board Eligible Dermatologist