Fremont Eczema & Atopic Dermatitis & Eczema Treatments
WHAT IS ECZEMA AND ATOPIC DERMATITIS?
Eczema is a common inflammatory skin condition in which one develops itchy, red patches of skin. While most frequently found in younger children, it can occur at any age. The most common areas of skin affected are behind the elbows and knees, and on the hands and feet. Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema, but several other types of eczema exist. These include contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, and nummular eczema. MOD Dermatology offers multiple types of eczema treatments at our Fremont clinic.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE ECZEMA?
Eczema often appears during infancy. However, adults and older children can still develop eczema. Symptoms usually include red patches of skin that are itchy, swollen, dry, or painful. Since rashes can be caused by a variety of factors, it’s important to see a dermatologist to properly diagnose your skin condition. Our Fremont office provides eczema treatments that are tailored to your diagnosis.
While it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of eczema, research indicates that genetics and family history could play a role. People who suffer from eczema usually have an overactive immune system that can be triggered by factors inside or outside of the body that cause inflammation. Inflammation can lead to flaky, itchy, red skin and sometimes pain.
Several factors can trigger eczema flareup. Among the most common include:
- Irritants, such as body lotions, dish soaps, and shampoos with fragrance
- Dry skin
- Cigarette smoke
- Surface cleaners and disinfectants
- Wool and polyester
- Formaldehyde and many other contact allergens
- Metals, specifically nickel
Stress can also trigger eczema symptoms. The board-certified dermatologists at our Fremont office will recommend treatment options to help you find relief from your symptoms.
There is a variety of treatment options available to you for eczema and atopic dermatitis in Fremont, which include emollients and topical creams, oral medications, and light therapy (phototherapy). For more severe cases of atopic dermatitis there are other biologic medications available that have been effective for many of our patients.
Contact our office today to schedule your appointment at our Fremont location to discuss which eczema treatment is right for you.