How Eczema is Treated

At Premier Dermatology Clinic in Toms River, NJ, we provide care for patients who are dealing with all types of skin conditions, including eczema. You may have itchy skin that becomes red, and this can be more than a simple rash caused by an irritant. Eczema is a condition that causes periodic flare-ups of symptoms, and there is no specific cure for eczema. Dr. Robert Lee will look at your skin, and determine if the condition is eczema or topic dermatitis. If this is the case, a treatment plan will be created to help ease your symptoms and get through the flare-up that is occurring. It is common to experience a flare-up of eczema when you are dealing with allergies or asthma already.

The Causes of Eczema

Eczema can be caused by a number of factors, and in part, it can be due to an issue with the function of your immune system. If you have skin that is dry, eczema can develop because your skin is not acting as a protective barrier. Certain allergens or environmental factors can cause an eczema outbreak, while genetics can play a role in whether you are susceptible to eczema issues or not. 

Signs of Eczema

Many people develop signs of eczema at a young age, but it is possible for your first eczema outbreak to develop when you are an adult. You may find rough, red-colored, swollen patches of skin throughout your body, but they are commonly found on your elbows, knees, face, feet, and hands. You might notice that you have extreme itching, or the skin has fluid-filled bumps that leak when you scratch them. If you believe you are having an eczema issue, it's important to see a dermatologist for treatment.

How Eczema is Treated

The treatment of eczema involves trying to stay away from any allergens you may be allergic to, and avoid using any types of itchy fabrics on your skin. If you have a significant eczema problem, it is useful to avoid strong-smelling soaps and shampoos to clean your body. You can try using a humidifier in your home, and taking warm baths in baking soda or oatmeal. Our dermatologist in Toms River, NJ can help by prescribing antibiotics if there is an infection present, and introduce topical creams that ease itching and will repair your skin. You may be prescribed oral medication for the itching, or light therapy to ease your symptoms.

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Get the professional treatment you need for eczema in Toms River, NJ by calling Premier Dermatology Clinic at (732) 934-4141, and set up your appointment.

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