How Does Eczema Develop, And How Can I Treat It?
Every year, men and women seek the help of a board-certified dermatologist for treatment of eczema for themselves or their children. In fact, eczema may be more prevalent than you realized—over 30 million Americans suffer from this skin condition.
To help you understand a bit more about eczema and how, as a dermatologist, Dr. Perri can provide relief for you or your loved one, keep reading.
How Does Eczema Develop?
The term “eczema” encompasses a group of skin conditions that leave the skin red, itchy, and inflamed. Eczema can range from mild, to moderate, or even severe. This frustrating skin condition occurs when you or your child comes in direct contact with an allergen. Items such as wool, particular ingredients in soap or laundry detergent, or other fabrics can irritate the skin and cause dry patches to form. Many times, the symptoms of eczema do not appear until 24-48 hours after contact, which is why it is considered a delayed allergy. This is also why it is so important to visit Dr. Perri, a board-certified dermatologist, for a diagnosis so you can know for sure that you’re suffering from eczema and not another skin condition.
Who Can Develop Eczema?
As we mentioned, eczema is very common, but it most frequently afflicts babies and children. Thankfully, most cases of eczema go away as children get older, but some adults do endure symptoms throughout their entire lives.
When You Should Visit a Dermatologist
If you are unable to find relief from eczema after trying home remedies and you are experiencing the following symptoms, you need to visit a dermatologist.
- Patches of dry, itchy skin.
- Outbreaks of symptoms that occur at least a few times each year, or as many as two or three times a month.
- Redness and inflammation at the affected area.
How Dr. Perri, a Board-Certified Dermatologist, Can Treat Eczema
Thankfully, with the help of a dermatologist like Dr. Perri, eczema is very manageable. If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of eczema, call Dr. Perri’s office for an appointment. During your consultation, he will take time to fully evaluate the affected areas, talk to you about environmental triggers that could cause your reaction, and develop a treatment plan based on your specific needs. Treatments could include:
- Antihistamines – these can be purchased over the counter and include options such as Zyrtec and Claritin, which can both be found for children and adults at your local pharmacy.
- Prescription topical medications – these include steroids, PDE4 inhibitors, topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs), and skin barrier creams.
- Oral antibiotics – if you develop a skin infection as a result of your eczema, as a dermatologist, Dr. Perri can prescribe an oral antibiotic to treat the infection.
Choose Dr. Perri For Eczema Treatment
Dr. Perri is a board-certified dermatologist, and he has been serving the area for many years. He and his highly qualified team stand ready to help provide you with relief from your eczema symptoms.
Call his office today at (281) 943-2749 to schedule an appointment with him.