Eczema describes an entire class of skin conditions that cause you to itch, redden, and sometimes form lesions. If you suspect you or someone in your family has eczema, trust the experience of the team of providers at Atlantic Dermatology in Wilmington, North Carolina. Call to book an appointment or schedule using the online form to have your eczema evaluated and treated.
Eczema is common in babies and children but can develop at any age. You might notice that your skin itches intensely at first, with a rash appearing later. Other specific symptoms include:
The symptoms of eczema can be mild, moderate, or severe.
Eczema is not contagious, so you can’t catch it from coming into contact with someone who has it. It’s most likely a genetic condition aggravated by specific triggers, including:
One of the most common types of eczema is atopic dermatitis, a red and itchy rash that usually shows on your arms, legs, or cheeks as a result of an overactive immune system. Other types of eczema include:
The providers at Atlantic Dermatology can help you manage your eczema, so you experience less itching and irritation, but no one has a cure for the condition. They may offer topical creams, light therapy, and certain medications.
Lifestyle habits, such as avoiding known triggers and regularly moisturizing, can also help reduce the frequency and severity of your eczema flare-ups.
For more information on eczema and your health, call Atlantic Dermatology or book an appointment using the online feature.