Eczema is both irritating and unsightly, so naturally, you want to get your smooth skin back as soon as possible. However, eczema can be challenging to treat, so you need dermatology experts like the certified and highly experienced team at Advanced Dermatology Associates in Midtown Manhattan, Harlem and the Bronx, New York. To end the eczema misery, book your appointment online or by phone today.
Eczema is a skin problem where the skin loses its moisture, thereby causing a rash, often along with other symptoms like:
Although you can get eczema at any age, it's most common in children. Children often grow out of eczema or at least have less troublesome symptoms as they age.
Sometimes, eczema and psoriasis are confused because they both cause dry patches of irritated skin. However, they're actually quite different in appearance.
Psoriasis generally causes white or silvery scales, while eczema patches are typically a highly inflamed-looking red or pink color. If you're not sure which condition you're dealing with, your provider at Advanced Dermatology Associates does a comprehensive skin exam to make a diagnosis and get you started with an effective treatment for either condition.
At this time, the causes of eczema aren't certain. However, researchers say the cause may be a blend of genetics and specific triggers. It's well-known that eczema runs in families, so if you have an immediate relative with eczema, your odds of dealing with it yourself increase.
Some of the triggers that tend to bring on eczema flare-ups are:
The good news is that once your current flare-ups are well-controlled, you can prevent future flare-ups by being mindful of triggers.
To help avoid some of the most common triggers, your provider recommends shopping for products with the National Eczema Association seal of approval. You can find hair products, skin products, household cleaners, and laundry cleaners with this seal.
Eczema treatment at Advanced Dermatology Associates is customized just for you. Some options include:
Often, a combination of therapies is the right solution. Your provider helps you get your flare-ups under control so you can finally be comfortable again. They also prescribe a long-term plan to help you stay free of flare-ups.
Use the online booking tool or call Advanced Dermatology Associates to schedule your eczema consultation today.