What is eczema?
Eczema causes itchy skin that can drive you crazy. If you’re suffering from eczema, you need fast, reliable treatment. At the Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic in San Antonio, Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher offers several eczema treatments to reduce inflammation and ease your itching. Book your appointment online now and restore your skin to its natural, healthy state.
Eczema Q & A
Eczema is a skin condition that causes redness and itching. It is relatively common and seen in men, women, and children of every age.
Typically, healthy skin offers natural protection from bacteria and allergens. Those with eczema have a variation in the gene that provides this protection. As a result, common irritants and allergens in the environment adversely affect your skin. It becomes dry and itchy, causing uncontrollable scratching that can lead to scarring and other problems.
Eczema tends to flare up periodically. There is no cure for eczema, but Dr. Boucher offers several treatment options to control inflammation and alleviate itching and irritation.
What are the symptoms of eczema?
Symptoms of eczema vary from person to person. You may experience one or more of the following conditions:
- Severe itching
- Dry skin
- Red or brownish patches of skin
- Raised bumps that leak fluid
- Thickened, scaly skin
- Inflamed, sensitive skin
Over-the-counter medications can successfully manage eczema, but if the itching and inflammation negatively affect your daily routine, it’s important to see Dr. Boucher for a comprehensive exam. If you notice pus or red streaks in the affected area, seek medical attention immediately.
What are the eczema treatment options?
Dr. Boucher performs a comprehensive examination to diagnose eczema. He may prescribe topical medications to relieve itching and promote healing. Also, injections and dry skin care can be used to alleviate eczema.
Other treatment options for eczema include:
- Laser treatment
- Relaxation techniques/li>
- Wet dressings
Dr. Boucher may also perform comprehensive allergy patch testing to identify your reaction to specific allergens. He creates a customized treatment plan based on the severity of your eczema with the goal of restoring your skin to a healthier, itch-free condition.