What is eczema?
Eczema is a skin condition consisting of itchy red dry patches on the face, hands, arms, chest, abdomen, back, legs or feet. The causes are varied; however, we know that it is not contagious. Some can be hereditary which means that a parent with it is likely to have children who also have eczema. Children and infants often develop it on the scalp, cheeks, and forehead. Patches can become infected, crack and even leak fluid – that can form crusts.
The dermatology professionals at Kentucky Dermatology carefully examine your skin and diagnose any condition after taking a thorough history about you. Additional allergy testing may be necessary.
How to treat eczema?
There are many treatment options to improve your skin. These treatment options consist of moisturizers, prescription topical steroid treatment, prescription antihistamine use and topical immunomodulators. It is also very important to discuss what substances and environmental conditions to avoid. The dermatology professionals at Kentucky Dermatology can discuss with you the best treatment for your skin condition.