• Description

    Eczema is a general term used to describe itchy, red, scaly skin. Atopic dermatitis is a skin condition that often presents in childhood, usually in the first year of life. The skin’s barrier is compromised and it becomes extremely itchy. Scratching and rubbing result in a red rash that may flake, blister, or even bleed. Keeping your eczema under good control is important to minimize itch and prevent skin infections, which are more common on eczematous skin.

  • Cause

    Eczema is a multifactorial condition, meaning that a combination of several factors usually contributes to its development and flare-ups. Understanding individual triggers is a key part of managing eczema effectively.

  • Treatment

    Eczema treatment typically focuses on managing symptoms and reducing inflammation. This often involves the use of moisturizers to combat dry skin and topical corticosteroids or calcineurin inhibitors to control inflammation and reduce immune system activity. Additionally, lifestyle changes like avoiding triggers, using gentle soaps and detergents, and managing stress can also be crucial in managing eczema effectively.