Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition characterized by dry and itchy skin. Many sufferers experience flare-ups of their symptoms that may last days or even weeks.
Common types of Eczema symptoms include:
- Dry skin
- Scaly patches
- Skin infections
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If you are seeking dermatology to manage your symptoms, our dermatologist can help. Dr. Stahr or Dr. Hockley will thoroughly examine your skin and create a care plan to best address your symptoms.
What is Eczema?
Eczema can result from an overactive immune system that causes the skin to be dry and itchy. It is not contagious and cannot be spread from one person to another.
Different types of Eczema:
- Atopic dermatitis
- Contact dermatitis
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Stasis dermatitis
Eczema can be caused by the interaction between your environment and your genes. When an outside allergen triggers the body, the immune system switches on and causes a flare-up. No matter what type you are experiencing, our dermatologist can address the uncomfortable symptoms and help to manage, prevent scarring, and reduce the severity of future flare-ups.
Who Can Get Dry, Itchy, and Inflamed Skin?
Symptoms of Eczema, like dry, itchy, and inflamed skin, does not discriminate. The young and old can experience flare-ups of their symptoms. In addition, those with a family history have an increase in the onset of symptoms. There is a genetic factor to the condition.
During your visit to our dermatology clinic, our doctors will recommend the best plan of care to manage your symptoms.
These suggestions may consist of the following:
- Becoming aware of your skin triggers
- Avoiding certain foods
- Topical treatments that may be prescription or over the counter
- Medications that can reduce the occurrence of flare-ups
Our skin specialist at Elect Dermatology will help manage your symptoms and help to reduce future flare-ups and scarring.
If you or your child have symptoms of eczema in New Braunfels, San Antonio, or any nearby city in Texas, call us today at (833) 353-2875 to schedule a consultation with one of our Dermatologists.