What is eczema? How do we treat eczema?
Eczema is characterized by itching, dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing or bleeding of the skin. The majority of children with atopic dermatitis will outgrow the majority of symptoms as they reach puberty, however, in some cases, the duration of this chronic disease may extend well beyond puberty. Patients who suffer from atopic dermatitis often also suffer from asthma and react easily to irritants and food and environmental allergens.
Solely protecting the skin barrier with aggressive moisturization and decreasing bathing to approximately three times a week may be sufficient to control this condition. However, it is important to seek professional dermatologic treatment, as over-the-counter treatments may not suffice. Under certain circumstances, topical corticosteroids and non-steroidal medications may also be used. For severe cases, oral medications and/or light therapies may be warranted.
For your Eczema treatment consultation, our physicians at Z-ROC Dermatology will gladly discuss which treatment options would be best suited to fit your needs.