More information about Eczema

Eczema, otherwise known as atopic dermatitis, is the most common type of dermatitis that includes itchy, dry skin irritation. It can present in both men and women of all ages and is often identified early on in life as symptoms are visible in infants. 

Symptoms of eczema include red and itchy rashes that typically occur near where skin creases, such as behind the knees, the front of the neck, around the eyes, and the inside of elbows. 

Causes of Eczema

Eczema is not typically harmful to the body. It is not contagious and is not caused by being dirty or a lack of hygiene. In reality, eczema is caused by a combination of multiple factors such as genetics, immune activation, and environmental triggers such as chemicals and allergies. Eczema can also be heavily triggered by stress. 

There are many different treatment options to help alleviate the discomfort, inflammation, and symptoms associated with eczema. There are no medications to fully eliminate symptoms, but our expert team at Skincredible Dermatology can help you find the right treatment to make symptoms more manageable and prevent flare-ups. 

While eczema isn’t curable, it is very manageable! Patients can reduce the risk of eczema symptoms by maintaining a healthy skincare routine, keeping hands dry, using mild or fragrance-free soaps and cleaning products, maintaining a healthy exercise routine and diet, avoiding environmental triggers, reducing levels of daily stress, and drinking plenty of water.




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