ECZEMA

Eczema is a general term encompassing various inflamed skin conditions including atopic dermatitis and hand eczema. In people with eczema, the inflammatory response to irritating substances is overactive, causing dry, red, and itchy skin. Eczema is not contagious, but cannot be cured. However, the condition may be managed with treatments such as cutting-edge prescription treatments, nonprescription creams and ointments, phototherapy (narrow band uvb) and skin care education. Eczema commonly starts as an itch, which then causes worsening of a visible rash, as the skin thickens to protect itself. Breaking the itch-scratch-itch cycle is key in helping patients to heal the irritated skin. Often antihistamines and topical steroids are the starting points for treatment. Avoiding irritating things like strong soaps, hot showers and scratchy loofahs are also first steps.

The team of dermatologists at Bellaire Dermatology have years of experience in treating Eczema patients and will work to help relieve its patients of this skin condition. There are a number of great treatments for eczema. The most common and widely used treatment is prescription steroid creams that quickly calm the rash and get rid of the itch. In addition to the steroid creams, other creams are available that can help eliminate the eczema. For rare cases that do not respond to topical creams, more aggressive medicines are available. Contact Bellaire Dermatology to schedule an appointment with one of our board certified Houston Dermatologists.

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