WEST OMAHA ECZEMA TREATMENT & ATOPIC DERMATITIS
WHAT ARE ECZEMA AND ATOPIC DERMATITIS?
Eczema is a skin condition in which patches of a person's skin become dry, itchy, and red. This skin inflammation is most often found in children but can be experienced at any age. Thankfully, this skin condition is not contagious nor typically painful.
Atopic dermatitis is a certain type of eczema characterized by itchiness of the skin along with rashes and dry skin. It is important not to scratch the affected area as this can make symptoms worse. Those with asthma or hay fever are more likely to experience atopic dermatitis.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE ECZEMA?
If you are noticing flaky, dry skin or rashes on your body, this could be a sign that you have eczema. The most common places where these symptoms show up are behind the elbows and knees, and on the hands and feet. If you think you might need eczema treatment, call our office in West Omaha today to schedule an appointment with one of our certified dermatologists.
Eczema is caused when someone has an overactive immune system which when triggered by a variety of different factors, starts to overcompensate with inflammation as a defense against that irritant. This inflammation in turn causes your typical symptoms of eczema.
Someone with eczema might experience flare-ups of their symptoms due to a variety of irritants. These might include the following:
- Allergens including formaldehyde
- Irritants like dish soaps, body lotions, and shampoo with fragrance
- Cigarette smoke
- Dry skin
- Nickel and other metals
- Polyester and wool
It is important to discuss with a certified dermatologist what your triggers might be so that you can work on preventative care. Our eczema treatment specialists at MOD Dermatology in West Omaha are happy to meet with you to figure out what triggers are best for you to avoid to prevent further flare-ups.
MOD Dermatology offers certain eczema treatments in West Omaha that are highly effective at reducing symptoms of eczema. Our top treatments for eczema include topical creams and emollients, light therapy (phototherapy), and sometimes oral medications. MOD Dermatology is also excited to offer our West Omaha atopic dermatitis clients a new medication called Dupixent which is extremely effective.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and start your specialized eczema treatment plan in West Omaha!