Eczema services offered in Woodmere and Westbury, NY

If you’re one of the 31 million Americans with eczema and need help managing skin dryness and intense itching, you can find solutions at Comprehensive Dermatology. The skilled medical team provides skin exams and on-site allergy tests to identify your eczema triggers. They also customize a treatment plan to rehydrate your skin and prevent eczema flare-ups from occurring. Call the office in Westbury or Woodmere, New York, to schedule an eczema consultation or book an appointment online today.

What is eczema?

Eczema is a skin condition also known as atopic dermatitis that causes irritation and inflammation in your skin.

This persistent skin disorder can develop when a variation in your genes weakens the moisture barrier of your skin that keeps out bacteria and allergens. Exposure to these substances can cause an immune system reaction that inflames your skin.

Eczema often develops in childhood, but the condition can also affect adults. Your risk for developing eczema increases if you have a history of allergies, asthma, or hay fever.

Comprehensive Dermatology offers diagnostic skin evaluations to assess your eczema symptoms. The team also personalizes a treatment plan to ease the itching, irritation, and inflammation eczema causes.

When should I get medical attention for eczema?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Comprehensive Dermatology for eczema symptoms you can’t manage on your own or if your symptoms worsen, even with home care.

In addition to inflamed skin, eczema can cause:

  • Swelling
  • Skin rashes
  • Intense itching
  • Dry, cracked skin
  • Increased skin sensitivity

You may also experience areas of skin that leak fluid and crust over. Symptoms of eczema are often cyclical, flaring up for several days and then going away for a period of time.

The Comprehensive Dermatology team offers skin evaluations to assess your symptoms. They may also recommend allergy testing to identify triggers of eczema flare-ups.

How is eczema treated?

Your eczema treatment plan may start with skin care improvements to keep your skin moisturized. There are also high-quality creams available to prevent itching and irritation during an eczema flare-up.

If moisturizers aren’t enough to ease your symptoms, you might need medicated corticosteroid ointments to alleviate skin inflammation.

The Comprehensive Dermatology team may also recommend light therapy, a treatment that uses artificial light to prevent an inflammatory response in your skin. Light therapy may be a treatment alternative when other therapies don’t work.

You may also need to make lifestyle changes to avoid known allergens or start treatment to keep your allergies under control. The team may recommend avoiding certain skin care products or cosmetics that can dry out your skin. 

Call the Comprehensive Dermatology office near you to schedule an evaluation for symptoms of eczema or book a consultation online today.