If your skin seems to always be itchy, dry and cracked, you are not alone. As many as 30 million adults and children in the U.S. suffer from eczema. Often called eczema or atopic eczema, this is a condition that usually develops by 5 years of age and causes extremely itchy rashes that come and go.
Eczema refers to a group of conditions that cause inflamed skin. There are many types of eczema. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type.
Other types of eczema include contact dermatitis, nummular eczema, and dyshidrotic eczema. People often say eczema when referring to any one of these conditions.
Everyone has unique eczema triggers, so it’s important to find your triggers and figure out how to avoid them. Common triggers include skin care products, weather (cold or hot), wool clothing, stress, and laundry detergents that contain fragrance.
There are things you can do to help control mild eczema, but more severe cases require following an eczema management plan created by a dermatologist. We are here to educate you, develop a personalized treatment plan and get you the relief you need.