Do you suffer from dry, itchy skin that only gets more swollen and uncomfortable upon scratching? If you suffer from the skin rash eczema, you may feel helpless and frustrated, especially when flares up become more and more prevalent.
At Ava MD, our skilled cosmetic dermatologists have extensive experience treating patients with eczema to reduce inflammation, prevent infection, and more importantly, achieve comfort. To learn more about our eczema treatment options, please do not hesitate to schedule a consultation at Ava MD. To relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of eczema, contact us online or call us at (310) 439-5417 (Beverly Hills) or (310) 736-6146 (Santa Monica) today!
What is Eczema?
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is an uncomfortable skin condition characterized by patches of dry, itchy skin that can become aggravated by scratching. The condition may be chronic (present for a long period of time) or acute (appearing with intense symptoms that worsen and spread). Eczema most often affects the arms and legs, particularly around the knee or elbow.
Eczema may also fall into one of the following categories:
Nummular Dermatitis – Patches of irritation in the shape of a coin or oval that may last for a series of months, especially following a skin injury, such as a burn, insect bite, or abrasion.
Irritant Contact Dermatitis – Irritated skin caused by exposure to detergents and chemicals or through prolonged abrasion/friction.
Allergic Contact Dermatitis – An allergic skin reaction to certain substances, including nickel, rubber, or perfumes.
Dyshidrotic Dermatitis – Small, itchy blisters that form on the hands and feet, particularly as a response to stress, allergies, or exposure to harsh chemicals.
Reliable Treatment Options for Eczema
While there is currently no known cure for atopic dermatitis, the symptoms can be alleviated with a variety of at-home treatments, as well as medical and dermatological options. The most common include:
- Lukewarm baths or showers
- Cold compresses
- Moisturizing creams or soaps
- Reduction of allergens and irritants
- Topical steroids
- Photodynamic Therapy
One of the latest treatment options available that tends to relieve symptoms for patients who have not had success with other treatments is phototherapy. Depending on the type of eczema, using narrowband ultraviolet B (UVB), PUVA, UVA1, or other types of light therapy can significantly alleviate the symptoms of eczema and prevent flares ups.
At Ava MD, our dedicated dermatologists will carefully evaluate and diagnosis the type of eczema that may be affecting you or a loved one and create a comprehensive treatment plan to achieve the best results possible. Some patients may require 20 to 30 treatments.
Schedule Your Eczema Treatment Today!
If you are tired of living with the painful symptoms of eczema, contact Ava MD for more information and to discuss which treatment option is the best for you. Dr. Ava Shamban, Dr. Soheil Simzar, and Dr. Gregory Van Dyke each have years of experience treating eczema and work diligently to find each patient the relief s/he deserves. Call us at (310) 439-5417 (Beverly Hills) or (310) 736-6146 (Santa Monica). or simply contact us online today!
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