When you need help managing the scaly, inflamed skin of eczema, you can rely on the comprehensive eczema services available at Family Allergy & Asthma Center. At the Beaumont, Texas, office, allergy specialist Russell K. Perry, MD, and staff offer on-site allergy testing to confirm eczema. They customize your treatment to your specific needs and ensure you can enjoy a high quality of life despite eczema. To find out more about your options for treating eczema, call Family Allergy & Asthma Center today or request a consultation online now.
Eczema is a common skin condition that causes red scaly patches to develop on the skin. The exact cause of this skin irritation isn’t well understood, but eczema is more common in those with allergies, asthma, and a family history of eczema.
Common eczema triggers include:
The scaly skin of eczema affects adults but is more common in children. The disease often shows up in childhood and can get better on its own as your child gets older.
However, sometimes eczema continues into adulthood and can affect your skin health and your self-confidence.
In addition to scaly skin patches, eczema also causes the skin to become thicker and painful. Scaly patches can become chronically itchy, swollen, and you can develop blisters that ooze fluids.
In very young children, eczema often develops on the scalp, but scaly patches can affect skin anywhere, especially:
For some, symptoms of eczema can become severe enough to interfere with your daily life and your sleep.
The staff at Family Allergy & Asthma Center take a diagnostic approach to confirm and treat eczema. The condition of your skin is usually enough to diagnose eczema. Your provider will run additional tests to determine what triggers your eczema.
An important test for understanding your eczema is allergy testing. This process involves pricking your skin with small amounts of suspected allergens while the medical team monitors how your body reacts.
The goal of treating eczema is to reduce the severity of your itching and other symptoms and protect the overall health of your skin.
For many, eczema creams are useful in moisturizing your skin to reduce the itching. The cream can contain a corticosteroid to reduce inflammation and help your skin heal. You might also need to take allergy medication to prevent eczema flare-ups that result from your environment.
The staff at Family Allergy & Asthma Center also provides resources to help you care for your skin at home. They can recommend high-quality moisturizers to hydrate your skin and gentle soaps and cleaners for your body and your laundry.
If you or your children have chronically dry, scaly skin, don’t delay an evaluation for eczema. Schedule a consultation at Family Allergy & Asthma Center today using the online booking feature or by calling the office.