Eczema Treatment

As a dermatologist, I can tell you that eczema is a common skin condition characterized by red, itchy, and inflamed skin. Eczema can occur anywhere on the body, but it is most commonly found on the face, hands, and feet. The exact cause of eczema is not known, but it is thought to be related to a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

There are several treatment options available for eczema, including:

  • Topical medications: These are applied directly to the skin and can include creams, ointments, and lotions that contain ingredients such as corticosteroids, calcineurin inhibitors, or moisturizers. These medications help to reduce inflammation and itchiness.
  • Oral medications: These are taken by mouth and can include antihistamines, antibiotics, and immunosuppressants. These medications help to reduce inflammation and relieve symptoms.
  • Light therapy: This involves using light to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
  • Lifestyle changes: Avoiding triggers that cause eczema, such as harsh soaps or detergents, and keeping skin moisturized can help to prevent flare-ups.