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 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.
There are several types of eczema. After discussing your symptoms, your dermatologist diagnoses you with a type and creates a treatment plan.
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.
Irritants in soaps, jewelry, makeup, or plants trigger contact dermatitis. An allergy or general skin sensitivity may cause the flare-up.
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 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.
Eczema’s different forms share some common symptoms. You might experience:
Scratching the patches can make your eczema worse. You should also avoid coming in contact with any triggering irritants.
Treatment for eczema may involve:
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.