ECZEMA AND ATOPIC DERMATITIS
One of the most common chronic skin disorder causing itchy, dry patches to appear on the skin is called eczema. It usually affects kids, but may also be seen in adults. Eczema symptoms include dry, red, inflamed skin patches, which tend to ooze and crust, etc. Eczema treatment goal is to control the itch and appearance of new rashes. A treatment plan will usually include several creams and ointments to provide for a long-lasting remission. Below you can find more detailed information about this condition, its nature and symptoms, as well as eczema treatment options and diagnostics services.
A group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated is known as Eczema.
Atopic dermatitis:The skin becomes inflamed and will flare up from time to time. This condition normally occurs in early childhood and ranges from mild to severe. Two out of three children grow out of it by their mid-teens.
CAN THIS DISEASE BE PERMANENTLY CURED?
There are treatments that can control and ease the symptoms, however there is no treatment to get rid of it completely. Moisturizers and ointments are the most commonly prescribed treatment options.
Eczema is sometimes described as dermatitis. There are many different types of this disorder and the most common one is atopic eczema.
There is a typical pattern of skin inflammation that will cause the symptoms below:
- Chronically itchy, dry and thickened skin will appear in patches on the hands, neck, face and legs. Though it can occur anywhere. These areas are the most likely to be affected.
- In children, inner creases of the knees and elbows are normally affected. Dry patches of skin and open sores with crusts may develop and get infected if scratched.
ECZEMA TREATMENT OPTIONS
The treatments for this condition aims to soothe the affected skin and prevent flare-ups. Based on the patient’s age, symptoms and current state of health, your doctor will recommend a treatment plan for you.
DOES IT EVER GO AWAY?
The great news is eczema often becomes milder with age. There is no sure way to determine whether this condition will be a lifelong disease of if it will disappear with age and this is why treatment is so important. A skin specialist will be able to help you control your symptoms and minimize flare-ups.
- Physical examination and consultation with the doctor: Visual inspection and review by a trained dermatologist is the sure way of understanding if you have this disorder or it might be some other item.
- Skin biopsy: A small piece of skin is extracted for examination to confirm the diagnosis and to rule out other conditions that may cause dry and itchy skin.
- Allergy skin testing: This may be helpful for patients with atopic type of this disease that is hard to treat or have other symptoms of allergic diseases.