Eczema is usually marked by dry and red patches of skin that itch and worsens
when scratched. Eczema can occur anywhere on the body and if the skin is repeatedly
scratched, the skin may become thick and resemble leather.
What Causes Eczema?
Eczema is an immune system response to external factors such as soaps, clothing,
or even weather, and whose exact cause has yet to be determined. It is not contagious,
but may be hereditary.
||What Are The Symptoms of Eczema?
Eczema can appear differently on each person, but usually starts with intense
itching and which causes scratching. The scratching frequently produces a rash
that shows up as patches of red or inflamed skin that is covered with a flaky,
dry skin. If it is repeatedly scratched, the patch may become crusty or ooze. Patches of eczema most often show up on the face, arms, and legs, especially
in creases in the skin, but it can appear anywhere on the body.
Should I Visit The Manhattan Center for Dermatology To Treat Eczema?
It is always best to have eczema examined by one of our experienced board-certified
dermatologists in NYC. Although eczema isn't usually an emergency condition, if it
worsens in spite of daily application of over-the-counter steroid creams or
other home remedies, you should arrange a visit. If the skin has become infected
or the rash has become hot and painful and red streaks appear, or if a fever
is present, medical attention should be obtained immediately.
How Does the Manhattan Center for Dermatology Treat Eczema?
There are many treatment options for treating eczema. To reduce the itching,
steroidal creams can be prescribed, or antibiotics can be used if an infection
is present. Depending on the particular case, other medications may be advised,
or phototherapy or other treatment procedures can be used.
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