Board Certified Dermatologists located in Humble, TX
If you or your child suffer from red, itchy, and patchy skin, eczema may be the culprit. There’s great news, though: at Humble Dermatology in Humble, Texas, highly experienced, board-certified dermatologist Adaeze Egesi, MD, can help you manage eczema and all of its difficult symptoms. Get the help you need now by using online booking or calling the office today.
Eczema Q & A
What is eczema?
Eczema is a common skin condition that usually develops during childhood. Although many children outgrow eczema, it may persist into adulthood and throughout life. Forms of eczema include:
Most eczema sufferers have atopic dermatitis. It causes symptoms like scaly skin, inflamed skin, skin itchiness, and extreme skin dryness. In the worst cases of atopic dermatitis, you can develop weeping cracks in the skin.
Contact dermatitis causes skin irritation after you come in contact with an allergen. Detergents, tobacco smoke, and soaps are common causes of contact dermatitis.
Nummular eczema causes distinct round sores that are often itchy, weeping, and painful. This type of eczema may start with mosquito bites or particularly dry skin.
Dyshidrotic eczema causes fluid-filled blisters along with itchy, inflamed skin. It tends to occur on your hands and feet.
There are other forms of eczema, some of them quite rare. Although symptoms vary depending on the type of eczema, all eczema has one thing in common: uncomfortable and potentially painful skin problems.
What causes eczema?
The cause isn't known at this time, but researchers believe that both environmental and genetic factors contribute. Certain factors increase your risk of developing eczema, including having immediate family members with eczema, having allergies, and having asthma.
What triggers eczema flare-ups?
When eczema symptoms dramatically intensify, it's considered a flare-up. Some of the things that may trigger eczema flare-ups include:
- Heavy perspiration
- Extreme temperatures
- Scratchy fabrics like wool
- Dust mites
All flare-ups may not be avoidable, but you can reduce your eczema symptoms considerably with specific lifestyle changes and treatment at Humble Dermatology.
How is eczema treated?
Your Humble Dermatology dermatologist Dr. Egesi treats your eczema with options such as topical steroid creams, emollient moisturizers, and recommended lifestyle changes. Some of the lifestyle changes that may help include:
- Using mild body and facial cleansers
- Using unscented detergents
- Wearing cotton clothing
- Reducing stress whenever possible
- Drinking plenty of water
- Avoiding hot water showers or baths
- Keeping your skin moisturized every day
Dr. Egesi also helps you recognize your specific eczema triggers so you can make other specific changes that may help minimize your flare-ups.
Book your appointment at Humble Dermatology by phone or through the online tool today.
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