Do you suffer from irritating and uncomfortable eczema? Want to know what treatments are suitable for you and your skin?
Book a bespoke consultation at DermConsult now to see how we can help you with one of our personalised eczema treatment plans
Eczema (sometimes referred to as dermatitis) is one of the most common inflammatory diseases of the skin that can affect all ages. Typical eczema symptoms are usually extremely dry, red and itchy skin that is incredibly irritating. Constant scratching can lead to infection of the skin which can worsen the eczema and sometimes cause scarring.
An experienced dermatologist can diagnose eczema by clinical examination and usually, no other investigations are necessary. If the eczema looks unusual, a skin biopsy may be recommended. Skin swabs and blood tests may also be part of the investigation. If an allergy is suspected, patch testing can be performed to identify the allergen.
The treatment required for eczema depends on the severity, areas of the skin involved and the presence of infection, therefore a personalised eczema treatment regime is often needed.
Patient education is extremely important. Appropriate topical treatments including steroids and other anti-inflammatory creams and emollients +/- antibiotics are often sufficient to control eczema but occasionally steroid tablets or other medication may be required.
To book a bespoke consultation and find out more about our range of eczema treatments, get in touch today.
If you are suffering from eczema, simply get in touch and book your consultation with our friendly team. At DermConsult we’re committed to providing the very best quality care and a personalised service for each and every one of our patients. Our experienced consultant dermatologists have a dynamic and forward-thinking approach, applying the best recent evidence when diagnosing and treating their patients.