During the summer months, more revealing clothing and warmer temperatures mean that our skin is exposed to more irritants than we are used to, including bugs, plants, and heat. These irritants can bother the skin, leading to the appearance of red areas, itchy spots, and rashes. So how do you know if a mark or patch is just a bug bite, a normal rash, or something more serious? With the help of expert dermatologists at The Savin Center in New Haven, patients can properly identify if a skin concern is harmless or requires treatment to safely disappear.
A common skin condition that can arise due to summer weather is eczema. Eczema is a dry, thick, and red patch that commonly occurs on the hands, feet, face, and behind the knees, but can appear almost anywhere on the body. Eczema can be hereditary or very rarely contracted from other people, and may lay unnoticed until heat or other irritants cause an unwanted “flare up.”
Although eczema isn’t dangerous, it likely won’t go away on its own without proper treatment. Patients at The Savin Center can be confident that our team of qualified experts knows the best topical medications, non-invasive services, and lifestyle changes to keep your eczema subdued during summer months.
With proper treatment at The Savin Center, patients can reduce the frequency and intensity of flare ups for a more even and appealing skin tone, even when faced with triggers for eczema. To determine a personalized treatment plan, call 203-865-6143 to schedule your consultation today.