Eczema Treatment in Appleton and Fox Cities
Is Your Skin Generally Dry and Itchy?
If So, You May Have Eczema
What is Eczema?
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a form of Dermatitis. It usually affects the face and the inside of the elbows and knees. The skin is also generally dry, itchy and then develops a bubbly rash. After scratching, the skin may become mildly thickened, scaly and red.
Common Eczema Triggers:
– Contact with irritants
– Food allergy (in some cases)
– When the rash is severe there may be a secondary staph infection.
Preventing itching is important because sometimes eczema is significantly worsened by scratching. Moisturizing the skin, removing irritants and topical cortisone creams help.
It’s a type of contact dermatitis that is a hypersensitive reaction to an allergen. Symptoms include itchy skin or a rash/skin lesion that can ooze, drain or crust. It can also be raw, scaly or thick. Thankfully, the reaction is usually limited to the exposure area. Symptoms usually appear a day or two after exposure to the allergen. These sensitizing agents may be found by patch testing if indicated.
In collaboration with your family doctor or dermatologist, we identify the type of dermatitis you have.
We can test for allergic triggers of your eczema.