Effective eczema treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis in Fremont
Eczema affects many people. In fact, more than 31 million Americans reportedly have this type of skin inflammation. The disease is almost as prevalent among adults as it is among children, which suggests most kids carry the disease with them into adulthood.
Since eczema is many different things, it’s important to turn to professionals skilled in conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails. The specialists at the Center for Dermatology Cosmetic and Laser Surgery are equipped to accurately pinpoint the true nature of your symptoms and develop a plan tailored to your needs and designed to relieve the discomfort and embarrassment of eczema.
Atopic Dermatitis (AD)
The most common form of eczema, babies often develop the intense itchiness, redness, and flaking characteristic of atopic dermatitis. In fact, it’s estimated 90 percent of all people with AD develop it before their 5th birthday. The doctors at the center may suggest avoidance of these environmental factors and substances, which can irritate your skin such as:
- Clothing made from wool, synthetic fibers
- Common allergens such as dust mites, pet dander
- Harsh soaps, cleansers
- Baths, long showers that strip natural oils
In addition to avoidance, Dr. Dhawan and his team may suggest effective moisturizers and other OTC products. If atopic dermatitis is still interfering with sleep and quality of life, prescription topical and systemic medications may be recommended. Some patients may benefit from light-based treatments and other therapies alone or in combination with medications.
At some point, you will probably develop contact dermatitis, which gets its name from your skin contacting an offending allergen or irritating substance. Unlike its AD counterpart, which is considered a lifelong and hereditary condition, contact dermatitis is a reaction to something you have been exposed to or touched. These substances include allergens and irritants, such as poisonous plants or latex gloves, and pesticides, bleach, and hair dyes.
This type of eczema is often an occupational hazard of a job; for instance, if you’re a nurse or cosmetologist you may be exposed to many substances that cause dryness, sores, blistering, flaking, burning, stinging, and cracking.
Your dermatologists in Fremont can pinpoint what may be causing your disruptive symptoms so you can avoid the root cause and find ways to work around triggers. Milder rashes or symptoms may be managed with over the counter and prescription products and medicines. If you have an infection or more severe symptoms, antibiotics or steroids may be prescribed. Therapies can soothe upset skin.
Seborrheic dermatitis is also common and frequently distinguished by a dry, flaky scalp known as “cradle cap” in young patients. While common, nummular eczema is distinguished from other types of skin inflammation by stubborn disc-shaped spots that may resemble ringworm. You or a family member may suffer from hand eczema, dyshidrotic eczema, neurodermatitis, or stasis dermatitis.
The earlier the doctors at the Center for Dermatology Cosmetic and Laser Surgery examine your medical history and symptoms, the sooner you can get eczema treatment and relief in Fremont. Serious complications such as skin thickening and hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation in affected areas can be avoided with prompt treatment based on accurate diagnosis. Call 855-717-1756 to schedule an appointment for eczema treatment, Fremont.Back to Medical Dermatology Page