What is eczema, and what treatments might be recommended to me?

Red, itchy skin may not only be a sign of a temporary rash, but when it becomes a chronic problem, it may be eczema. Dr. Sanjay Siddha and the team at Clear Skin Dermatology of Toronto and Newmarket, Ontario, can evaluate your rash and determine if this condition requires continual care to manage. With a proper diagnosis, you can discuss eczema treatment options with a professional who has experience in dealing with this and other skin concerns.

What is eczema?

Eczema, sometimes referred to by professionals as “atopic dermatitis,” is a very common condition that causes the skin to become irritated and inflamed. It might be caused by an allergic reaction to something in your environment or a genetic condition that runs in families. Eczema can affect men and women of all ages and typically presents as dry, itchy patches on the skin.

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What are the symptoms of eczema?

The most common symptom of eczema is dry, itchy, red skin with bumps or blisters. These patches will often appear anywhere on the body but typically occur in areas with folds in the skin, such as behind the knees or in the creases of elbows. Patients who have eczema on the face may find it extremely difficult to manage and challenging to disguise with makeup. Symptoms vary from person to person, which is why customized, tailored treatment options are recommended with the assistance of a dermatological professional such as Dr. Siddha and his team.

What medicine and treatment options can be used for patients with eczema?

Some of the treatment recommendations for patients with eczema may include:

  • Topical prescription medications.
  • Prescription lotions and moisturizers.
  • Oral medications, in some cases.
  • Light therapy (phototherapy) can be especially beneficial to those who experience eczema symptoms during the colder winter months.

Trust Clear Skin Dermatology in Newmarket and Toronto, Ontario, for expert eczema treatment!

Our experienced dermatologist provides personalized solutions for clear, itch-free skin. If you are in the community and want to work with Dr. Sanjay Siddha and his team to address eczema, we welcome you to call one of our two office locations to request an initial consultation appointment. We are open to new and returning patients in our practice and are here to help! Please call our Toronto office at (416) 963-5955 or our Newmarket office at (905) 235-5232.