Ease the itch with a variety of eczema treatment options in Perrysburg and Fremont, OH
If you are plagued by the redness and itching that characterizes eczema, you are not alone; 30 million-plus people in the U.S suffer from this common skin condition. Fortunately, relief and effective treatment are nearby for those in the Perrysburg and Fremont, OH areas, courtesy of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Hope Mitchell and her team at Mitchell Dermatology.
Eczema may be common, but it is still not fully understood. It’s thought that genetic disposition, immune health, the environment, and bacteria all factor into its development. Additionally, eczema is not a single condition but rather eight distinctive types. We are able to apply our considerable experience and knowledge to identify the nature of your eczema and needs accurately. This information aids the treatment plan that is recommended to provide lasting improvement.
Atopic dermatitis is the most prevalent form. It is defined by intense itching, as well as skin that is inflamed and peels or flakes. Treatment recommendations may include:
- Lifestyle-oriented changes; for instance, avoiding irritants such as harsh soap, and allergens like dust mites
- OTC or prescription topicals and drugs to manage the itch, restore skin health, and control infections and inflammation
Unprotected exposure to UVA-UVB light from the sun’s rays and tanning lamps is dangerous to your skin; how light-based therapy (phototherapy) involves the controlled application of a specific type of ultraviolet light to ease severe eczema symptoms. It can be used on its own or with some of the other recommendations mentioned above. This process jumpstarts the production of a bacteria- and inflammation-fighting Vitamin D.
We all will likely have contact dermatitis sometime. When the skin comes in contact with irritating substances or allergens (such as latex in gloves or plants like poison oak), you may develop characteristic blistering and cracks. Your skin may also burn or sting. Contact dermatitis isn’t a chronic condition and can be avoided by avoiding triggers. Symptoms can be severe, however, and lead to infections that require prescription antibiotics or corticosteroids.
Seborrheic dermatitis manifests as intense dry scalp and flakes, while nummular eczema features persistent ringworm-like red patches. Additional forms of eczema includedyshidrotic eczema and stasis dermatitis.
The sooner you contact us to evaluate your skin, the faster you can go on with your life without painful itching and embarrassing patches. Contact us at 419.871.3737 today to schedule your consultation at our Perrysburg or Fremont office.