Anyone can develop eczema at any age, even young infants. Having eczema leaves you with itchy red patches all over your body, and scratching your skin worsens your flare-up even more. Before your condition progresses, visit with dermatology expert Evans Bailey, MD, Ph.D., at Naaman Clinic. Dr. Bailey’s team at the Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama locations offers advanced eczema treatments that can help relieve your discomfort. Book your appointment online, or call your closest office.
Eczema isn’t a discrete health condition; instead, it’s a skin reaction that stems from several different types of diseases. It’s known for causing tiny red fluid-filled blisters, and when those blisters break, your skin oozes and scabs over. Eczema flare-ups can be caused by:
You’re more likely to develop eczema if you have allergies, hay fever, asthma, or a family history of eczema.
Symptoms of eczema vary from patient to patient, and your symptoms may change with each flare-up. In general, you may be able to tell if you have eczema if you experience:
If you’ve had eczema flare-ups in the same areas for years, your skin becomes thick and scaly.
There are several treatment options for each type of eczema, although there isn’t a specific cure for the condition. Dr. Bailey offers several treatment options, and you might need to try several of them to figure out which one is best for you. Eczema treatments include:
The sooner you start treatment when you recognize early eczema symptoms, the easier it is to control and minimize progression.
You might not be able to stop every eczema occurrence before it starts, but you can certainly decrease your risk of chronic issues and lessen the severity of flare-ups. Some of the best ways to prevent eczema issues include:
Dr. Bailey works with you to determine which triggers may worsen your symptoms (environmental and dietary allergens may be culprits). This way, you know what to avoid to lessen your chances of severe flare-ups.
Schedule your eczema evaluation and treatment at Naaman Clinic by calling either location or by using the online booking feature.
* Individual results may vary.