Eczema

The National Eczema Association states that nearly 32 million Americans have eczema. The condition affects children as well as adults and people of all ethnicities, colors, and skin types.

The board-certified dermatologists and skin specialists at Pima Dermatology understand the irritation, discomfort, and self-consciousness that this skin condition can cause. Although there is no outright cure, our team has the latest and most effective medications and treatment options to manage eczema and reduce discomfort.

Eczema Treatment Options

While there is no cure for eczema, gentle skin care in combination with medications can provide significant relief.

Pima Dermatology can help you manage the symptoms of eczema. In addition to a daily skin care routine to reduce irritation and discomfort, it is recommended that patients take short, cool baths or showers and moisturize regularly with hypoallergenic creams, lotions, and ointments.

Other effective options include:

  • Topical medications with steroids such as Hydrocortisone, Triamcinolone, and Clobetasol
  • Topical anti-inflammatories, such as Elidel®, Protopic®
  • Systemic steroids or other immunosuppressants via a pill or an injection
  • Topical or oral antibiotics to fight secondary infections
  • Oral antihistamines to suppress the itch-and-scratch cycle
  • Injectable medication such as Dupixent®

Benefits of Eczema Treatment at Pima Dermatology

The skin specialists and experts at Pima Dermatology understand how frustrating and distracting eczema can be, which is why we put our training and experience into helping you manage it. From finding ideal methods to minimize your symptoms to helping you identify your triggers and risk factors, we’re with you every step of the way as you cope with this condition.

If you know your family has a history of eczema, sensitive skin, or other skin allergies, schedule a consultation today and we will work together to get your condition under control. We’re also experts in managing eczema in infants and children as well as in adults.

What Is Eczema?

Eczema is a skin condition with the following symptoms:

  • Redness and inflammation
  • Scaly, crusty skin
  • Oozing, blistering patches
  • Thick brownish plaques
  • Chronic itchiness

The symptoms of eczema are not consistent from person to person – your symptoms could be completely different from those of another patient.

The red, dry, itchy patches of skin can be localized, such as on the face or spread across various parts of the body.

Triggers and Risk Factors

While the exact cause of eczema is unknown, there are common triggers and risk factors that are important to be aware of – genetics, stress, and hormonal changes (e.g., pregnancy, menstruation, and puberty). Various environmental triggers may include:

  • Detergents, soaps, and other irritants
  • Fabrics like wool or synthetics
  • Allergens such as mold, pet hair, and pollen
  • Insect bites
  • Circulation problems
  • Fungi, viruses, bacteria
  • Occasionally foods such as nuts, soy, and dairy

There are several different types of eczema, as well.

  • Contact dermatitis
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Dyshidrotic eczema
  • Nummular eczema
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Stasis dermatitis

Each type of eczema has its own symptoms and risk factors, so it is important to contact one of our experienced dermatologists immediately if you notice eczema-like symptoms.

To Find Out More about Eczema, Contact Pima Dermatology

The dermatological experts at Pima Dermatology are trained to help you manage your eczema and overcome the impact it can have on you. Schedule a consultation by contacting us online or calling our practice.

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