What is Eczema?
Eczema is the term used to classify a number of skin conditions that cause inflamed, irritated, and itchy skin. Known medically as atopic dermatitis, it is often hereditary, although some people may acquire allergy-induced eczema.
Eczema resembles a raised rash that is different from the surrounding skin color.
It’s thought that eczema is caused by an overactive immune system, and researchers are still elucidating the molecular pathways of it.
Eczema can develop at any age. Some may experience it when they’re an infant, while others may not have eczema until adulthood. It’s important to go see a board-certified dermatologist if you notice that you or your child may have eczema.
Learn More About Eczema
While there isn’t a cure for eczema, medications can safely and effectively treat eczema throughout the face and body. The treatment for eczema may include topical medications, oral medications, or a combination of both. At Levy Dermatology, we use the latest, most advanced techniques and medications to treat a variety of skin conditions including eczema. The Levy Dermatology Providers are trained to identify and address all of your concerns whether they’re aesthetic or medical.
How Can I Prevent Eczema?
Eczema flare-ups can be reduced when you maintain an active lifestyle. Stress can cause flare-ups, so taking time to rest and relax can help prevent them from happening. Additionally, your provider will likely tell you to avoid certain foods or allergens if your eczema is allergy-induced.
Regardless of the cause of your eczema, your Levy Dermatology Provider will strive to create a customized plan for you to ensure you can live with your eczema as comfortably as possible.