Eczema is a skin condition that results from inflammation. Eczema can be extremely uncomfortable and frustrating. It causes severe itching and can become so intrusive that it may even result in a lower quality of life. Eczema impacts around 35 million Americans today, mainly infants and children.
In some cases, children can outgrow eczema. However, more than half of the time the condition follows them into their adult years. For this reason, early treatment is very important to maximize their comfort and quality of life.
Eczema usually appears as red, patchy, and dry skin that tends to itch persistently and intensely. Eczema may become so inflamed that your skin cracks and starts to leak and ooze. It can occur in nearly any part of your body but appears most often on your:
Many factors may contribute to the development of eczema, including environmental issues. Some possible causes include:
Dr. Freeman and his team of Physician Assistants will create an eczema treatment and management plan just for you. Lifestyle changes can be very helpful in dealing with eczema outbreaks. His suggestions may include:
Dr. Freeman may also prescribe medications and treatments to help with eczema control and management, including:
While there isn't currently a true cure for eczema, it can often be well controlled with lifestyle choices and medications.