If you or a loved one has rough, itchy, red, and uncomfortable patches of skin, it could be because of a condition called eczema. At Allergy, Asthma, Bronchitis, and Immunology Associates in Irvine and Fountain Valley, California, board-certified allergist Bruce Friedman, MD, and his exceptional staff diagnose and treat eczema to improve the appearance of your skin and alleviate discomfort. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition that causes itchy and red skin. It commonly occurs in kids, but eczema can develop at any age. Its symptoms could be long-lasting or come and go periodically. Treatment with Dr. Friedman can reduce unpleasant symptoms.
Common symptoms you may notice with eczema include:
Your skin may be tender or swollen from scratching it too much. Eczema often occurs in young children and could persist into the teenage years or adulthood.
Complications that can develop with untreated eczema include skin infections, difficulty sleeping, and a poor quality of life.
Eczema is common and can happen to anyone, but some factors increase your risk of developing it. Examples include having allergies, a family history of eczema, and personal or family history of asthma.
Ways to reduce eczema flare-ups include keeping your skin moisturized at least twice a day and avoiding flare-up triggers, such as some soaps, detergents, stress, and certain foods.
To find out if you have eczema, the experts at Allergy, Asthma, Bronchitis, and Immunology Associates discuss your medical history and symptoms with you along with examination of your skin.
Common treatments that help reduce eczema flare-ups include:
If you have eczema, keep your skin moisturized. Use a humidifier if your provider asks you to and keep stress levels low. Avoid harsh skincare products that irritate your skin.
Applying topical medications to targeted areas of your skin can reduce unpleasant eczema symptoms. Some oral medications also aid in symptom relief.
Applying dressings to your skin wrapped over topical medicines can improve the health of your skin and reduce eczema symptoms.
Don’t live with dry, itchy, and rough skin patches due to eczema when you don’t have to. Schedule an appointment with Allergy, Asthma, Bronchitis, and Immunology Associates by phone or online for relief today.