Eczema (or Atopic Dermatitis) is a very general skin condition which is often associated with other atopic diseases such as asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever).Dermatologists are capable to offer a wide range of treatments for stubborn dermatitis. We treat people of all ages with this situation including babies and the elderly. Your treatment may contain alterations in your skin care and lifestyle, prescription creams, further investigations such as blood tests or allergy testing; phototherapy and sometimes oral medications may be necessary. Treatment plans are tailored to be as safe, practical and simple to follow as possible. If you are struggling to control your flare ups then ask your GP for a referral to see what could be improved in your management plan.
Eczema is a recurring, inflammatory skin situation most usually seen in people with a family history of an atopic disorder, including asthma or hay fever. The skin becomes red, dry, itchy and scaly, and in severe cases, may weep, bleed and crust over, causing much discomfort. The skin may secondarily become infected. Eczema can behave like a roller-coaster – having ups and downs, i.e. flare-ups and then subsides. Both internal (genetics, food allergies, stress) and external (overheating, soaps, house dust mite) factors play a role.