The Derm Centre offers various treatments for those suffering with Eczema based on the severity of your condition.
Eczema (Atopic dermatitis) is an itchy inflammation of your skin. Common causes of eczema include an allergic reaction to something touching the skin such as poison ivy, nickel and contact with chemicals that damage the outer skin such as strong soaps and substances that dry or irritate the skin.
Eczema is commonly found on hands, behind knees and feet, other locations include wrists, bend of the elbow, neck, face, eyes and eyelids, upper chest and ankles. It’s a long-lasting (chronic) condition that may flare up and subside, sometimes for years. It is not contagious, although some types are hereditary. People with atopic dermatitis may also have a Staphylococcus bacterial infection due to cracks in the skin. This may worsen symptoms especially in children. Although Eczema, we can provide a proper diagnosis and treatment to manage it and control flare-ups.
- Red to brownish-gray colored patches
- Itching and raw skin from scratching
- Small, raised bumps, which may leak fluid when scratched
- Thickened, cracked or scaly skin
- Corticosteroid creams, ointments, oral and/ injections.
To help minimize dry skin:
- Bathe every other day, 15 to 20 minutes, and use warm and a bath oil.
- Use mild or synthetic soaps vs. deodorant and antibacterial soaps. Use soap only on your face, underarms, genital areas, hands and feet. Use clear water elsewhere.
- Gently pat your skin dry with a soft towel after bathing.
- Moisturize your skin with thicker moisturizers such as Cetaphil, Glaxal Base, Lipikar, Cera Ve and Eucerin or baby oil.
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