THE SKIN DOCTORS
Eczema is the term used for the condition of atopic dermatitis. Eczema is a skin condition that causes red, dry, itchy skin and rashes on the face, elbows, and behind the knees, and also affects the hands and feet. Eczema is most common in infants and children but can be seen in some adults as well. In children, the condition might disappear as they grow older.
Everything You Need to Know
Symptoms & Causes
Eczema symptoms are easy to spot and are different for everyone.
Symptoms in infants can indicate dry skin and a red rash mainly on the scalp and face.
Symptoms in adults In adults, there is about a 3% chance of this happening. Rash usually appears behind the knees, on the wrists, and on the neck or ankles.
There are no definite causes of eczema. Things that may make it more likely include:
The immune system responds to something irritating
Problems in your skin’s barrier that let moisture out and germs in
A family history of other allergies or asthma
When to see your doctor?
Eczema is not a harmful condition, but if the symptoms cause discomfort, do not hesitate to call your doctor.
You notice signs of an infection, such as fever, redness, warmth, pus, or blisters
Your eczema suddenly changes or gets worse
Treatments offered for eczema are-
Medicines: Some medicines are prescribed to reduce the redness and itching of the skin, and help repair the dryness. The Doctor might prescribe a corticosteroid cream or ointment.
Light Therapy: Light therapy refers to the use of Ultra Violet rays to expose the skin to light to treat the skin rash and itching.
Wet dressing: In this treatment, wet dressings are put on your skin to rehydrate and soothe it.
The Skin Doctors are here to help you with your gentle skin, plan a treatment for you and make you confident with your skin again.