Each year thousands of people have to deal with eczema, a common skin allergy that leaves you with red, itchy rashes all over your body. Unfortunately, eczema is primarily due to a variety of healthy conditions, skin irritants, and genetic factors, thus making it so common. Seeking treatment for eczema should typically begin by identifying the symptoms of eczema.

Symptoms

Eczema is not just a single type of skin condition you can develop. Three types of eczema are currently identified, with each type differing by how it develops. Atopic eczema typically develops during infancy and shows up as the common red and itchy rash eczema is known for. Most individuals will notice the rash develop around the elbows, behind the knees, and the front of the neck. Later symptoms can show up as crusting and leaking fluid once the skin breaks.

The second type of eczema is known as contact dermatitis and is caused when the body comes into direct contact with an irritant. Outside irritants that can cause this type of eczema include poison ivy, cleaning products, nickel jewelry, cosmetics, and perfumes. You will notice a rash that burns, itches, or stings which can progress into blisters if you develop this type of eczema.

The third type of eczema, also known as seborrheic dermatitis, manifests as the typical red rash but is also accompanied by yellowish and oily scales and is typically found around the face or on the scalp. This type of eczema is hereditary and can develop as the seasons change. Seborrheic dermatitis is also the leading cause of dandruff.

Seeking Treatment for Eczema

While there are several forms of eczema, there are just as many treatments available for it as well. Mild cases of eczema can be treated with cortisone cream that can help keep your skin moisturized. This type of treatment is for short periods of time and not extreme cases of eczema. The second form of therapy uses UV light to reduce the reaction of your immune system. The inflicted areas will be exposed to UVA and UVB rays, helping reduce the onset of your eczema.

Your Treatment Center for Eczema

If you need help treating your eczema, look no further than the Skin and Vein Center. Our office has treated all forms of eczema with complete patient satisfaction. Call for your no-obligation consultation and see how our treatments can help you achieve healthy skin again!