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.
"Dr.Adler is an exceptional dermatologist. I have visited several doctors for my moderate adult acne and kept getting pushed to use Accutane, which I was uncomfortable with; it was refreshing when Dr.Adler offered safer and more long term solutions that fit my needs. I am grateful that he didn’t try to hard sell anything and even recommended that I stay away from excessive products or treatments, but rather simplify my routine with a “less is more” approach. He always has a smile and great attitude during our visits. I would recommend him just based upon his bedside manner and the TruDerm environment alone, but his knowledge and expertise far exceeds the other Plano area dermatologists I have seen, so it is easy to tell everyone I know about him."- L.F. / Google / May 31, 2019
"I absolutely love Jenna! I decided to try a new derm for a second opinion and ending up having such a great experience with Jenna I switched over to TruDerm. She goes above and beyond to find thorough solutions for all of my concerns and/or problems. She genuinely cares and never rushes the appointments or throws a script at you."- K.M. / Google / Feb 26, 2019
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"It’s beautiful there! I went at the end of the year for a skin cancer check. I’ll be going back soon to try out the facials. Everyone is so nice from the front desk to the PA that saw me."- K.A. / Facebook / Mar 04, 2019
"Jenna is amazing! This is by far the best experience I've had at a dermatologist. She answered all of my questions and did not make me feel rushed. Even though I gave her plenty of opportunities, she did not push products on me, but gave cost-effective suggestions that fit my needs and my budget. Cannot recommend TruDerm and Jenna more!"- M.A. / Google / Mar 01, 2019
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.