Eczema is a group of skin conditions that all may cause itchy rashes. It is one of the most common skin conditions, affecting over 30 million people in the U.S. Atopic dermatitis is one of the forms of eczema and the most prevalent, affecting over 20 million adults and children. To find the right eczema treatment, you need to begin with an accurate diagnosis of your skin condition from an experienced dermatologist. Dr. Katherine Chiang at Precision Medical Specialists is a highly-respected dermatologist who offers eczema treatment at our facility in Wellington, FL.
Causes and Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis
While there are seven types of eczema, the most common is atopic dermatitis. This form of eczema begins early in life, usually within the first 6 months after birth, and can last for years, even lifelong. The exact cause of atopic dermatitis is not known, but those with hay fever or asthma or a history of eczema, hay fever or asthma in their family, are at higher risk. Some of the symptoms of atopic dermatitis include:
- Itchy, inflamed skin
- Red rashes
- Bleeding and sores from scratching
- Weeping sores from scratching
It is estimated that 85% of people with atopic dermatitis have itchy skin daily. The symptoms may appear anywhere on the body and certain triggers can cause breakouts and symptoms.
All eczema types may present with itchy rashes, dry skin, discolored skin and oozing/bleeding. Most eczema can be triggered by irritants or allergens, as well as stress and other factors.
Relief for Eczema
If you have been diagnosed with eczema or have ongoing symptoms, there are therapies that can provide relief. There is not a cure for atopic dermatitis or other types of eczema, but there are eczema treatment options. Dr. Chiang can diagnose your type of eczema and determine the best treatment plan for your condition. Your personalized treatment plan may include a combination of medication, lifestyle management, skincare and other therapies.
If you have symptoms of eczema or atopic dermatitis, contact our team at Precision Medical Specialists in Wellington to schedule your eczema consultation with Dr. Chiang today. We offer effective eczema treatment at our medical center near West Palm Beach.