Dermatology Associates of Central NJ
Dermatologists & Mohs Surgery located in Old Bridge, Toms River, Union & Freehold, NJ
Eczema is more than just a simple rash. At Dermatology Associates of Central NJ, the professional and caring team knows how unpleasant the itchiness and redness can be. The dermatology experts offer treatments for your eczema in three convenient locations: Old Bridge, Freehold, Toms River, and Union, New Jersey. Call today or book online to schedule your consultation and get started on becoming eczema-free.
Eczema Q & A
What is eczema?
Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, causes red, itchy skin. Children usually contract eczema, but people of all ages are susceptible to it. Practicing preventive measures decreases your chances of contracting eczema. Eczema doesn't have a cure, but symptoms are easily treated and managed with proper care.
What are the symptoms of eczema?
Eczema can produce different symptoms, depending on the individual, but the most common symptoms are:
- Red skin
- Dry skin
- Red to brownish-gray patches of skin
- Fluid-leaking bumps
- Thick or scaly skin
- Swollen or sensitive skin from scratching
Your doctor at Dermatology Associates of Central NJ identifies and explains your causes of eczema based on your particular symptoms.
What causes eczema?
Doctors believe eczema comes from your skin's inability to protect itself from bacteria, irritants, and allergens. Healthy skin protects you by retaining moisture and using it as a barrier against environmental factors.
Food allergies can also cause eczema symptoms.
Can I prevent eczema outbreaks?
Moisture is key in preventing eczema outbreaks. For best results, moisturize twice a day using a lotion, cream, or ointment that works well for you. Identifying what triggers an eczema outbreak helps you avoid anything that might worsen your symptoms. Some triggers include:
In addition to avoiding triggers, the team at Dermatology Associates of Central NJ recommends shorter baths and showers and drying yourself carefully.
How is eczema treated?
Finding the best treatment for your eczema may take more than one treatment plan. Your doctor may first suggest medicated creams with steroids and antibiotic creams. If you don't find relief, they might recommend light therapy or wrapping the area with medication and bandages.
Counseling and behavior modification are outlets for controlling scratching. Your doctor discusses any therapies or treatments with you before treatment begins.
If you have a persistent rash that is worsened by allergens or harsh soaps, speak with the professionals at Dermatology Associates of Central NJ. You can begin getting expert advice and treatment and during your consultation. Call today for your appointment or use the online booking feature for more convenience.
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