Eczema Specialist

Knipe Dermatology

Board Certified Dermatologists located in Orlando, FL

Eczema causes red, bumpy, itchy, and generally miserable-feeling skin. Proper treatment has to begin with the correct diagnosis, and for that, you need an expert medical dermatologist like those at Knipe Dermatology in Orlando, Florida. Ronald C. Knipe, MD, Samantha A. Marrone, MD, and their team can treat your eczema and help you prevent future skin issues as well. To schedule an eczema appointment, call the office or book online today.

Eczema Q & A

What is eczema?

Eczema is a skin condition characterized by dry, red, itchy skin. While the condition is certainly irritating in several ways, it isn’t contagious and is treatable with the help of your dermatologist. 

What are the types of eczema?

There are several types of eczema. After discussing your symptoms, your dermatologist diagnoses you with a type and creates a treatment plan. 

Atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema. It appears as a dry, red, itchy rash and can happen to anyone, but it is especially common in children.

Contact dermatitis

Irritants in soaps, jewelry, makeup, or plants trigger contact dermatitis. An allergy or general skin sensitivity may cause the flare-up. 

Dyshidrotic dermatitis

Dyshidrotic dermatitis, an itchy and scaly breakout on your palms and the soles of your feet, is more common in women than men. 

Nummular dermatitis

Nummular dermatitis occurs in the winter and is more common in men. You might have it if you get circular patches of dry skin on your legs.

What are the symptoms of eczema?

Eczema’s different forms share some common symptoms. You might experience:

  • Redness
  • Brown or grey patches
  • Dryness
  • Itchiness
  • Scales
  • Raised bumps
  • Oozing
  • Dry yellow crust 

Scratching the patches can make your eczema worse. You should also avoid coming in contact with any triggering irritants.

What are my treatment options for eczema?

Treatment for eczema may involve:

  • Over-the-counter antihistamines
  • Steroid creams 
  • Immunosuppressant medications
  • Antibiotics 
  • Cold compresses

You can minimize your chances of breaking out by using lotions, sunscreens, and other products to keep your skin moisturized. Stress management can also ease eczema outbreaks.

For expert eczema treatment, book an appointment by calling Knipe Dermatology, or using the online scheduling tool today.