What is eczema?
Eczema is a form of dermatitis called atopic dermatitis that usually manifests itself on the arms and behind the knees although it can show up on other parts of the body. Though it is a chronic condition, those with eczema usually deal with recurring bouts that may be triggered by many factors, such as environmental irritants and stress.
What causes eczema?
Eczema has no known specific cause though it is suspected to have something to do with dry skin and immune system weaknesses.
What does eczema look like?
Eczema is, most noticeably, patches of skin that are red or irritated in nature that may itch and are very sensitive or raw feeling. If it is more severe, the irritated skin may ooze or be crusty.
How do you treat eczema?
First of all, we need to make a proper diagnosis of eczema, which is done in our office. We evaluate the areas of concern and get a medical and family health history specifically about rashes and skin allergies. Once the diagnosis is made, the course of treatment is designed to ease the discomfort by reducing inflammation and itching as well as to prevent future flare-ups. Treatments include corticosteroids, antibiotics, and antihistamines – topical, oral or injectable – as well as light therapy.
What is the cost of eczema treatment in Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, FL?
The cost of treating eczema varies depending on the extent of the skin condition. Our staff is happy to help you determine if health insurance covers all or part of the costs. Additionally, we can help you with financing options.
Getting started with eczema treatments
Please call our office to schedule a private consultation to have your skin examined and evaluated. Following a firm diagnosis, we will make a recommendation for the most effective way to treat your eczema.
Additional Skin Condition Treatments Available:
- Athlete’s Foot
- Lichen Planus
The physicians and staff at Sanctuary Medical Center in Boca Raton provide personalized care for all our Cosmetic Laser Dermatology patients. We use the most advanced technologies in dermatology to help our patients maintain optimum skin health and restore self-confidence by revitalizing their appearance. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, give us a call at 561.886.0970 to speak with our friendly staff.