What Is Eczema?

Eczema encompasses a range of skin conditions triggered by various allergic reactions or, in some cases, the body’s response to a compromised immune system. This can manifest as redness and itchy patches, similar to dermatitis. In fact, the redness itself can be considered a form of dermatitis. Eczema can occur anywhere on the body, including the hands, face, neck, and other areas. The most common form is atopic dermatitis, often resulting from an allergic reaction, typically starting in childhood. At VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Wellesley, MA, Dr. Hyemin Pomerantz specializes in accurately diagnosing the underlying cause of irritation to develop and implement an effective treatment plan.

Treatment options for eczema encompass a range of over-the-counter and prescription medications and ointments. Hydrocortisone creams and ointments, along with antihistamines like Benadryl, can be purchased to alleviate symptoms. In cases of severe eczema, prescription medications such as steroid creams or immunomodulators may be recommended. Oral steroids or corticosteroids may also be prescribed when necessary. In more severe instances, affected areas may undergo ultraviolet light therapy or laser therapy. If other treatments prove ineffective, immunosuppressants may be prescribed to suppress the immune system and manage symptoms.

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Whether you have been struggling with persistent eczema symptoms for years or have recently noticed an itchy rash and changes in your skin, there are numerous treatment options available to provide relief. At VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics, we offer a comprehensive and personalized treatment approach that includes prevention, detection, and therapy. Our goal is not only to help you manage your condition but also to significantly reduce your symptoms. Experience relief from your eczema-related discomfort by scheduling a consultation with us at VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics.

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