Eczema (also commonly called atopic dermatitis). Eczema is a general term used to describe an inflammation of the skin resulting in dry, sensitive skin. You may experience red itchy patches. Eczema can come and go over time, and flare-ups may crack, ooze, and itch severely. Itching can vary in severity from mild (just dry skin) to severe (red, scaly, thick, fissured and oozing skin). there are many forms of eczema depending on the nature of the trigger and the location of the rash. While they all share some common symptoms like itchiness, there are differences.
The following are some of the most common types of eczema:
- Atopic dermatitis
- Contact dermatitis
- Ddyshidrotic eczema
- Nummular dermatitis
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Stasis dermatitis
Treatment varies depending on symptoms and causes. No one treatment is best for everyone, and Astoria Dermatology’s objective is to prescribe medicine that reduces itching and discomfort, clears infections and prevents additional flare-ups.
Treatment options consist of prevention, customized skin care regimen, topical medications, phototherapy, and in some cases biologics.