Eczema is a skin disease that combines several conditions that cause redness and itching just about anywhere on the body. It is a common disease especially in children and can be treated. There are mild, moderate and severe forms of eczema and flare-ups create itchy, red patches. Here at Crystal Cove Dermatology, we encourage you to learn more about the condition and what you can do to combat it.
There are several types of eczema. Each type has different triggers, symptoms and treatments, and you can have more than one type at the same time. When you consult with our professionals, you may learn the type you have and about the best treatment or combination of treatments. You may be asked about your symptoms, your general overall health and any allergies you have or unexplained rashes.
What Causes Eczema?
Eczema develops in people due to heredity and environmental factors. People also have different triggers. What starts a flare-up in one person may not in another. Various triggering allergens may include plants (e.g. poison ivy), rubber, nickel, formaldehyde, and more. To best keep the symptoms at bay, we recommend that you understand your triggers so you can avoid them when possible, bathe and moisturize regularly, and use any medication prescribed consistently and according to directions.
The symptoms of eczema are not the same for everyone. Your eczema may have a different appearance and appear on different parts of the body. Itching may be mild or moderate but can be severe in some cases. The most common symptoms that appear on most people are:
• Inflamed, red skin
• Extra sensitive and dry skin
• Leathery or scaly patches
• Crusting or oozing skin
• Dark patches of skin
Contact Us Today to Find Out More
You don’t need to live with uncomfortable symptoms of eczema. To learn more about this condition and how you can manage it, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Crystal Cove Dermatology! Here at our office in Newport Beach, CA, our devoted and knowledgeable team will be ready and eager to explain the condition in full, address any questions and concerns you may have, and help you live a more comfortable life. Contact us today to set up your consultation!