Relieve dry, red patches of eczema with some of the best skin care providers in the Hurst and Weatherford, TX area. Our remarkable providers treat the troublesome symptoms of eczema in our two offices of SkinMD. Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a term for a series of skin conditions brought on by an allergic reaction or because of a weak immune system. Skin with eczema will look red, be swollen, and feel itchy — all common symptoms of dermatitis that can appear anywhere on your body. Many adults suffering from eczema have experienced this condition since childhood. There are many options in managing the symptoms of eczema for patients of all ages. The first step in relieving your symptoms and preventing future harsh breakouts is to contact our team at SkinMD, so a strong treatment plan can be made just for you.
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While the medical community is unsure of the specific cause of eczema, research shows that it can be triggered by many elements. Your genetics, environment, immune system issues, skin barrier defects, and common irritants that touch your skin (like soap or detergents) are among the most common explanations for eczema flare-ups. Genetics play a significant part because specific genes may cause you to have very sensitive skin. An individual with relatives who have asthma or allergies may have a greater chance of developing skin conditions like eczema.
This condition is frequently characterized by red, dry, or itchy skin in addition to persistent breakouts. Normally the skin will start to feel itchy before a rash shows up. Many patients, like you, encounter patches of skin that are constantly itchy, or cracked. These spots may appear anywhere on your body, but most eczema patients experience eczema on their face, neck, chest, legs, or hands. With kids, eczema spots can also show up on the inner creases of their elbows and knees.
When your eczema skin is scratched, dry spots and open sores with scabs can develop and may become infected. Serious symptoms may present as infection-filled blisters or a yellow-to-brown crust, which might be an indication of a fungal infection.
Eczema may be addressed with prescribed or over-the-counter drugs and lotions to help alleviate symptoms like itching and inflamed skin, such as:
- Hydrocortisone ointments and creams
- Antihistamines (like Benadryl)
- Immunomodulators (prescription drugs that stabilize the immune system, redness, and inflammation)
- Topical steroid creams for moderate-to-severe eczema
- Topical corticosteroids creams
- Ultraviolet light treatment or laser therapy
After an assessment of your eczema, your provider will prescribe medication and therapies to help tame the itching, redness, swelling, and more when it comes to your eczema.
Soothe Your Inflamed Skin
Treating your acute or chronic eczema-prone skin with our team at SkinMD can empower you to not just handle your condition, but also see a substantial drop in symptoms. Find relief for your eczema-related symptoms with our providers in either office in Hurst or Weatherford, TX. Schedule your consultation appointment today.