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 and 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 reacts to benign external stimulants. The body produces inflammation that causes the common symptoms of eczema such as redness, itchiness, and pain or throbbing on the skin.
What Are the Eczema Triggers?
Common triggers to eczema include:
- Dry skin
- Irritants such as nickel, cigarette smoke, and certain disinfectants
- 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.