Eczema is a group of medical skin conditions that can cause irritation, inflammation, redness, and itchy skin.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, over 31 million people in the United States have some form of eczema.
Atopic dermatitis is the most common form, often appearing in children under the age of 5 and sometimes persisting into adulthood. Symptoms can appear anywhere on the body, often in patterns.
Other types of eczema include:
- Contact dermatitis
- Dyshidrotic eczema
- Hand eczema
- Stasis dermatitis
- Nummular dermatitis
How is eczema diagnosed and treated?
We will examine your skin and ask you some questions to determine the cause. There are several treatment options available to help control and manage symptoms including proper skin care regimen, topical medications, and in more severe cases light treatment therapy.