What is Eczema?
Eczema isn’t a specific health condition but a collection of skin diseases that cause a physical reaction to the skin. These reactions often lead to redness, inflammation, itchiness, and raised blisters on various parts of the body. There are eight types of eczema but the most common is atopic dermatitis. This specific type of eczema usually develops in early childhood but can appear later in life as well. At TruDerm in Allen and Plano, TX, our physician or trained team member will carefully examine each patient case with great care. Our goal is to determine your diagnosis properly so we can create a treatment plan that will yield the best results possible.
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Symptoms of Eczema
Common symptoms include rash, dryness, redness, bumpy or scaly skin, inflammation, and itchiness. Usually, these skin irritations will appear in patches of skin on areas such as the face, neck, hands, arms, or legs. Although the symptoms do vary for everyone, itching is usually the most prevalent. The severity of irritation varies as well but constant scratching can cause bleeding or open sores, which can lead to infection making eczema symptoms worse.
What Causes Eczema?
There is no one specific cause to eczema as flare-ups are usually created by a combination of immune system abnormalities, genetics, and environmental triggers. Those who have sensitive skin, asthma, or hay fever are typically more likely to develop eczema. Contact with certain soaps, shampoos, fabrics, fur or animal dander, and dry or humid climates can also trigger eczema. Basically, anything that causes irritation to the skin can cause a flare-up of eczema. However, unlike many skin diseases, eczema is not contagious.
Treatment for Eczema
There is no cure for eczema but there are a variety of treatments that are available to help lessen and manage its symptoms. Treatment will be dependent upon the patient’s age and severity of eczema. Common treatments include over-the-counter medications, prescription topicals, and oral or injectable steroids. In extreme cases, immunosuppressants may be prescribed to suppress the immune system. Typically, this treatment is used as a last attempt after other treatments have been deemed unsuccessful.
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Call TruDerm in Allen, TX today to set up an initial consultation with a member of our team. We will be happy to sit down with you to create a multi-level treatment plan to bring you relief and prevent the frequency of eczema flare-ups.