Eczema Treatment

Eczema is a common skin condition that causes red, itchy, dry, scaly skin. Also called dermatitis, eczema is the result of an inflammation of the skin that causes a serious skin rash. Over time, the skin can become thickened and infected if the areas are repeatedly scratched.

Types of Eczema

  • Atopic Dermatitis: (most common) caused by asthma, genetics or skin that allows moisture to escape and germs to invade
  • Contact Dermatitis: caused by damage to the skin from an irritating chemical, cleaning substance or allergy-trigging item like poison ivy
  • Dyshidrotic Dermatitis: typically found on the hands and feet, doctors are not sure of the cause
  • Nummular Dermatitis: round, red, “nickel sized” patches
  • Neurodermatitis: caused by repeatedly scratching certain areas of the body
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis: also known as dandruff, this causes flaking skin due to an overabundance of yeast in the scalp and other areas with hair follicles
  • Stasis Dermatitis: found in people with leg veins that do not effectively return blood to the heart

Treatment for Eczema

Because there are so many different types of this condition, Dr. Holy will first need to identify the root cause of your condition before recommending treatment. Options may include:

To learn more about ways to treat eczema contact THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Holy.