Eczema results from chronic medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. Eczema is a general term, which includes atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema, which is the most common type of eczema. Other types of eczema are contact dermatitis (poison ivy), irritant dermatitis and others.
With eczema, rashes may appear on the face, back of the knees, wrists, hands or feet, but it may also affect other areas as well, causing skin to become dry, thickened, scaly, red or itchy. Treatments include topical medications, antibiotics, light therapy and lifestyle changes.
Frequently Asked Questions About Eczema Treatment in New Haven County:
What triggers Eczema breakouts?
Individuals affected by Eczema have a weak outer skin barrier. Therefore, harsh contact with things like wool, heat, sweat and other skin irritants and substances may increase the chance of a more intense breakout known as a “flare-up”. Once you identify what triggers your Eczema, try your best to avoid them.
Is Eczema contagious?
In rare cases Eczema can be contagious. Eczema can be hereditary and is associated with hay fever, asthma and migraines.
Is there a cure for Eczema?
No. Eczema is a chronic disease, but there are steps you can take to keep symptoms under control.
How can I get started treating my Eczema at The Dermatology Group in New Haven County?
To learn more about how The Dermatology Group can help treat your Eczema, schedule your appointment by calling (203) 865-6143 or contact us here.