Most people are greatly misinformed in regards to eczema. We just assume that eczema is a condition while in reality it is not a single condition. We all associate itchy skin to eczema but there are many other symptoms and varying degrees treatments. Some of these treatments can be very similar so its imperative to understand the different types of rash conditions that might be called eczema and their correlating treatments.
One of the most common types of eczema is also called atopic dermatitis, which may occur on any part of the body including face and hands. Some people over time will recover from this condition and no longer get it, but about 50% of people who develop it as children still get in on their hands as adults. It usually presents in outbreaks, and the standard eczema treatment methods for this form of dermatitis include use of moisturizers, topical corticosteroids applied to the skin, and allergy testing to make certain the rash isn’t caused by allergies. Some people with this condition may benefit from phototherapy to prevent outbreaks or minimize them.
In our practice we see these cases ranging in severity on a daily basis. Please do not hesitate to schedule a time for a free consultation on your symptoms and to discuss treatments.