Enjoy clear, comfortable skin faster with advanced eczema treatment at Rencic Dermatology
What is Eczema?
Eczema is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin. It is associated with itching, redness, and scaliness of the skin. It’s an atopic condition that may be hereditary. There also seems to be a fundamental defect in the skin barrier. Because of this, many individuals with eczema are more susceptible to skin infections. These include warts, molluscum, herpes virus (fever blister causing virus), yeast, and fungus.
Eczema flare ups occur without warning and cause unsightly rashes that itch and are sometimes painful. They often take weeks to heal and lead to an increased risk of many skin infections.
Our board-certified dermatologists in Glen Mills use a variety of treatments to help heal eczema symptoms faster. Some of the most common include:
We also look ahead to the latest, most effective treatment options as they become available. Currently, research suggests new biologic medications may address some chemical imbalances that contribute to flare ups. While there is no known cure for eczema, we can develop a custom care plan that will help you enjoy clearer skin and get you back to your normal life in no time!
Eczema Treatment Facts
Treatments for eczema include topical medications such as moisturizing barrier creams, steroid creams to reduce redness and itch, non steroid immunomodulator creams (Elidel and Protopic) which work like a steroid but have fewer side effects. Oral steroids and antihistamines can be helpful for severe eczema. Treating underlying infections with antibiotics, antifungals or antiviral medications can help as well. There are new biologic medications on the horizon that will help to address some of the chemical imbalances that contribute to eczema.
Our patients have many questions when it comes to eczema treatment. We’ve included answers to a few of the most common questions below. For more specific answers, please contact our dermatology office in Glen Mills online or by calling (610) 998-3260.
Both eczema and psoriasis share many similar attributes. They both cause an itchy rash, have no known cure, appear in the same places, and are not contagious.
However, eczema is known to itch more intensely than psoriasis. However, psoriasis usually causes a more defined rash. Psoriasis is also more likely to flare up after a skin injury.
Yes. It commonly develops at a very young age, then lessens as the person gets older. However, it can come back worse at older ages. We have also seen patients who have experienced unexpected flare ups as adults with no known prior history of eczema.
There is not currently any known cure for eczema. Some patients believed their eczema was cured after several years with no flare ups. However, it can still present later in life. There are many treatments that are effective in healing eczema more quickly. To learn more about the treatment options available, contact our dermatology office in Glen Mills.
Eczema is a genetic disease that can be triggered by many environmental factors. Some of the most common include:
One of our board-certified dermatologists in Glen Mills can help you determine the cause of your eczema outbreaks and a treatment plan for faster relief.
This varies by the patient and environmental triggers. Proper treatment can usually heal a flare-up within 1-3 weeks. They can last several months without treatment, and some patients report that rashes seem to never fully heal on their own.
We’ve included a few photos below as examples of how eczema typically appears. As you can see, it looks very similar to other skin conditions, some of which are more severe than others. If you’re suffering from an unknown skin condition, call our Glen Mills dermatology office to identify your condition and build an effective treatment plan.
Eczema Treatment in Glen Mills, PA
Are you tired of suffering from the itchiness and unsightly rashes caused by eczema? Treatment is available; you don’t have to suffer any longer. We offer many options depending on your specific needs.