Dermatology Conditions and Treatments

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Eczema

Eczema

Eczema, also known as Atopic Dematitis, is a chronic skin condition that causes inflammation of the skin. Eczema is mostly found in infants, but adults are still susceptible to develop this skin condition. However, in critical cases, atopic dermatitis can lead to transparent, fluid-filled blisters.

Healthpointe’s Dermatologists are happy to report that they can help treat your current skin condition and prevent further infections.

What are the Symptoms of Eczema?

This condition affects various areas of the body, including the face, wrist, hands, feet and the back of the knees. Symptoms include rashes (red and itchy), dry and sensitive skin, rough patches, crusting skin, swelling and sometimes oozing. If affected areas are scratched, then open sores may appear and it might cause an infection.

What Causes Eczema?

Unfortunately, there is no definitive cause of Eczema. However, it is widely theorized that Eczema may be inherited at the early stages of life because it is caused by a genetic defect and flawed immune system. The environment is also a factor that is believed to cause this condition as it may invoke dry and sensitive skin. Eczema is commonly genetic as families with a history of asthma or other allergies are found with this condition. Other possible factors include coarse materials, extreme heat or cold and animal shedding. Nevertheless, Eczema is not contagious.

Treatment of Eczema

Eczema is not completely curable. However, the condition can be effectively managed via our advanced eczema treatments in order to prevent infection. Treatment such as cold compresses, warm baths and lotions can all be used to keep the skin moist so as to provide relief for the itching. Additionally, Hydrocortisone and other dermatologist-prescribed ointments can be utilized to reduce inflammation. Dermatologist-prescribed antibiotics are taken to eradicate the infection and prevent further outbreaks.

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