Eczema describes the condition in which your skin becomes itchy and inflamed. Sometimes the itch appears out of nowhere, and you can’t really identify why. Often, it’s due to a reaction to a substance — such as a new laundry detergent — but a lot of the time, you can’t figure out the cause. Dr. Shabazz helps you determine if you have an underlying allergy causing the itching, red skin and treats the symptoms.
It can really appear anywhere, but it’s most commonly found on the face, back of your knees and elbows, wrists, hands, or feet.
Infants, children, and adults can be affected by eczema. It’s often a genetic condition, associated with other allergies like hay fever. Things in the environment, such as chemicals and certain fabrics, also cause eczema in some people.
Eczema usually starts with an itch, and the area may become dry and scaly. If you have a lighter complexion, the rash may appear reddish or even turn brown; people with darker complexions also experience color changes in the affected area — it may become darker or lighter. Infants can develop crusty scabs from eczema.
Eczema can be managed with lifestyle habits, as well as topical and oral medications. Not everyone with eczema has it forever, either. You might have a flare-up in reaction to specific substances; Dr. Shabazz helps you identify what those are. Or, if it’s chronic in infancy or childhood, it could clear up by age 10. If it’s a condition that persists, Dr. Shabazz helps you with long-term management.
Dr. Shabazz teaches good skin care habits, such as cleansing and moisturizing. She may also recommend light therapy, which helps reducing inflammation in the irritated areas.
At Renascance Dermatology, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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