Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition that causes itching, redness, and general irritation of the skin. With an array of advanced clinical treatments, we lend our industry-leading skill to helping our patients manage and control their eczema symptoms.

What is Eczema?

Eczema is the name given to a series of conditions that cause skin irritation and itching throughout the body. There are several types of eczema, but one of the most common forms is called atopic dermatitis. Eczema is a common skin condition, affecting over 30 million Americans.

What causes Eczema?

Eczema arises from a combination of genetic factors and environmental triggers. People with eczema often have over-reactive immune systems that react to benign external stimulants. The body produces inflammation that causes the common symptoms of eczema such as redness, itchiness, and a rash on the skin.

What Are the Eczema Triggers?

Common triggers of eczema include:

  • Dry skin
  • Irritants such as nickel, cigarette smoke, and certain disinfectants
  • Stress
  • Hot climate and sweating
  • Certain allergens like pollen
  • Irritants in products applied to the skin (ex. fragrance)

How is Eczema Treated?

The goal of any eczema treatment is to control the symptoms. Common treatment options include topical corticosteroids, which have anti-inflammatory qualities, antibiotics, antihistamines, light therapy, and injectable medications.

Benefits of Clinical Eczema Treatment

There are certain treatments and prescription medications that you can only obtain from a trained professional. Seeing the Board-Certified Dermatologists at St. Petersburg Skin and Laser can:

  • Reduce itching and irritation
  • Improve your skin condition
  • Prevent future flare-ups

Are You Looking for Relief from Your Eczema Symptoms?

Our highly trained Board Certified Dermatologists will work with you to find a solution that alleviates your eczema symptoms and improves your quality of life. Contact St. Petersburg Skin and Laser today to book your consultation.

“My patients want to look and feel their best at any age. I love that I can help them achieve that by combining state-of-the-art technology, the latest medical evidence, and my advanced skill set and artistic eye”

Dr. Kat Kesty

Founder Of St. Petersburg Skin and Laser