Are you suffering with eczema?
There is no doubt that there is a bit of confusion or a misconception regarding eczema. Eczema is actually a collective term for a common group of skin conditions. These conditions have one big thing in common, they are all characterized by inflamed, dry, skin that is very itchy. People of all ages can be afflicted with some form of eczema. Children can be affected by eczema as early as their first year of life, with the appearance of dry and scaly patches that often appear on the scalp, forehead, and face. It seems that regardless of where it appears, eczema is often very itchy. Rubbing or scratching the skin, in an effort to relieve the itch, can lead to skin infection.
Most of the skin conditions that are characterized as eczema are chronic. To diagnose eczema, your dermatologist will need to know your symptoms and medical history. You will be expected to share information about your family history with regard to rashes and allergy-related conditions. Of the different types of eczema, the most common is called atopic dermatitis, which typically runs in the family according to top Ballantyne dermatologists. It is also possibly closely associated with seasonal allergies and asthma. Doctors and scientists commonly believe that eczema may be the result of an overactive immune system. People experience eczema ‘flare ups’ as a physical response after exposure to certain substances or environmental conditions according to top Ballantyne dermatologists. Some of these factors may include:
- Exposure to wool or some other rough material
- Cold, dry weather
- Hot, humid weather
- Frequent hand washing or exposure to water and chemicals
Treatment for eczema
Currently, there is no cure for eczema. However, the symptoms can be managed and relieved by reducing exposure to irritants, managing stress, and finding a way to circumvent extreme environmental conditions. Eczema is not contagious, and once you are diagnosed with eczema, your top Ballantyne dermatologists can help you address your symptoms which should greatly reduce your chance of experiencing eczema attacks.
Eczema treatment by your Ballantyne dermatologists
The severity of a skin condition such as eczema depends on many factors. If you are finding it difficult to live with eczema, the doctors at Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide high quality, innovative skin care, and cosmetic dermatology in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon and Dr. Haught are board certified dermatologists whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and cosmetic concerns. Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte also offers medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. They provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. They provide treatment for both adult and pediatric patients. Call their office today for a skin care evaluation and analysis of your rosacea or any other skin condition.