Eczema Treatment

Living with atopic dermatitis, or eczema, can be uncomfortable. Not only do you have to deal with dryness and itchiness, but you may also feel insecure about the appearance of your skin. Luckily, you can seek relief at Palm Beach Dermatology Group.

Our doctors recommend various eczema treatments to patients in Delray Beach. You could benefit from medications that can help reduce itching and inflammation. Learn more about how we can help you when you call us at (561) 421-4143.

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Causes
What Is Eczema and
What Causes It?

 

Eczema is a skin condition that often occurs in children, though you can develop it at any age. It causes dry, itchy skin, scaly patches of skin, and in some cases, blisters. Eczema isn’t contagious, though it is chronic.

If you have eczema, you may notice flare-ups caused by:

According to Cleveland Clinic, you could also be more prone to eczema if the condition runs in your family.

 

  • A weakened immune system

 

  • Anxiety, stress, or depression

 

  • Environmental triggers like pollutants, soaps, certain skin care products, heat, and humidity
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Symptoms
Symptoms of Eczema
Mayo Clinic states that some of the symptoms of eczema include:
Itchiness
Dry or cracked skin
Rashes
Small bumps
Swollen skin
Oozing and crusting
Sensitive skin
Thickened skin
You can visit our doctors at any point to have them assess your condition. If eczema is affecting your daily activities, don’t wait to seek relief.
Diagnosis
How Our Doctors Diagnose Eczema

 

When you come in for your appointment with Palm Beach Dermatology Group, we can determine if eczema is causing your discomfort. Your doctor may want to conduct a skin biopsy or blood tests or suggest patch testing. Here, we can apply small amounts of different allergens to your skin to identify what triggers cause your eczema.

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Treatment
What We Can Do to Treat Your Eczema

 

The eczema treatment we recommend depends on the severity of your condition and how often you experience flare-ups. Some of the treatments we may suggest include:

  • Topical medications: We can prescribe products that you can apply to the surface of your skin to control itching and inflammation.
  • Antibiotics: Your doctor may recommend oral infection-fighting antibiotic medications to help calm your eczema.
Prevent
How You Can
Prevent Eczema

 

Eczema is a chronic condition, meaning that it may never completely go away for some patients. However, some steps you can take to prevent the condition from flaring up include:

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  • Keeping your skin moisturized

 

  • Staying hydrated

 

  • Keeping stress at bay

 

  • Wearing loose-fitting clothes

 

  • Avoiding hot water

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