What is eczema?
Eczema is an itchy, red, thickened eruption of the skin most often seen in babies and children, although it can continue into adulthood or first appear later in life. Eczema may affect any area of the skin.
What causes eczema?
Eczema has no known cause, but it may be hereditary and exacerbated by environmental factors. It tends to flare periodically and then subside for a time, even up to several years, also for no known cause.
- How do we treat eczema?
- We use various treatment options for eczema. Some of these include:
- Topical corticosteroids
- Corticosteroid injections
- Immunomodulator creams such as Tacrolimus
- Oral antihistamines
What can I expect?
Treatment results vary between individuals. A personalized treatment plan will be developed to control your symptoms and reduce the incidence of flare-ups. Your treatment plan will be evaluated as needed to ensure relief from your eczema.
Have a question about your treatment?
We have a dedicated triage nurse (RN) who answers patient questions during office hours. If you have a problem or question about a procedure or a prescribed medication, please call our office and ask to speak to our nurse. If she is unable to answer your question, she will consult with your practitioner and return your call.