Those in the Barrington and Schaumburg area that are suffering from the discomfort caused by eczema are invited to visit Schaumburg Dermatology to review our treatment options. We offer an assortment of solutions to meet your specific needs.
What is Eczema?
Eczema, which is a common chronic skin condition, is due to the inflammation of the skin. Generally, eczema leads to skin that is red, itchy, dry, and possibly leathery and cracked. It is most often found in infants, and many do grow out of the condition before reaching adulthood. Those with eczema often are more at risk for other allergies including hay fever and asthma.
Common Sites of Eczema
The most common form of eczema is atopic dermatitis, and typically it occurs on the: Face, Neck, Elbows, Wrist, Groin, Knees, Ankles
Causes and Symptoms of Eczema
Eczema does tend to run in families because certain genes cause people to have sensitive skin. Other possible causes are an overactive immune system or defects in the skin barrier. Eczema can be triggered by cold or dry climates, dry skin, heat, sweat, contact with irritants like wool or certain soaps, and stress.
Symptoms of eczema can range in severity but usually occur as patches of skin that are chronically itchy, thickened, or dry. These patches of skin and open sores can become infected if scratched.
How to Treat Eczema
Proper skin care is essential for those with eczema. Using a mild soap and moisturizer is a simple way to minimize symptoms. Reducing stress and taking short, warm showers are additional easy ways to keep the irritation under control. For those with more severe cases of eczema, stronger treatments such as antibiotics, systemic medications, phototherapy, and bleach baths may be beneficial.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are in the Barrington and Schaumburg area and are tired of suffering with eczema, be sure to contact Schaumburg Dermatology for more information or to schedule a consultation call (847) 534-0700. Since treatment depends on a variety of factors, eczema treatment costs may vary. At your consultation, we will take all cosmetic skin issues into consideration and find the best possible solution for you.