Eczema is a term for a group of skin conditions that cause irritation or inflammation. While the exact cause of eczema is unknown, it is believed to be caused by an immune system that has overreacted in response to an irritant. It often occurs in patients whose families have a history of asthma or allergies. While eczema can occur in anybody, most patients are children. It affects about 10 to 20 percent of babies in the United States and three percent of adults and older children. Fortunately, we offer eczema treatment at our office that is both safe and effective.
What Are the Symptoms?
While there are several kinds of eczema, the symptoms usually include the following:
• Intense itching
• Inflamed and red skin
• Dry and sensitive skin
• Scaly, rough or leathery patches of skin
• Dark skin patches
• Swollen areas
• Crusting or oozing
How is Eczema Treated?
While there is no cure for eczema, the symptoms can be controlled, and the various eczema treatment options aim to keep the skin moist and relieve the itching. It is important to understand that eczema treatment is not one-size-fits-all. What works for one person may not be effective for another person. For this reason, we create customized treatment regimens for each and every patient.
Often times, a combination approach is taken. Our dermatologist may prescribe topical medications or antibiotics, depending on the situation. She may also recommend or prescribe other treatments that help to prevent flare-ups. These treatments are typically non-invasive in nature and are performed in the comfort of our office.
Talk to Our Team of Professionals
Whether you are dealing with eczema, moles, skin tags, acne or other unwanted skin conditions, our board-certified dermatologist can help you. Dr. Adams and her team of experts at Adams Dermatology can evaluate your condition and come up with a personalized eczema treatment plan for you. The main goals are to improve your condition and your quality of life.
Adams Dermatology is conveniently located in Columbia, MD. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your options regarding eczema treatment!