Atopic dermatitis, or more commonly known as eczema, is a very common skin condition that is found mostly in children but can occur at any age. While there is no definable cure, there are a number of treatment options that can reduce the symptoms. That is where Tamjidi Skin Institute in Maryland and Virginia comes in, to understand your specific eczema condition, and provide the personalized treatment right for you.
What is Eczema?
Eczema is commonly referred to as atopic dermatitis, with “dermatitis” signifying inflammation of the skin, and “atopic” referring to the allergic tendency, which is usually genetic. The symptoms can vary, but the common signs are:
- Dry and itchy skin
- Red to brownish-gray patches
- Small raised bumps
- Heavily irritated skin
These all might appear on the hands, ankles, feet, neck, wrists, eyelids, upper chest, and the insides of elbows and knees. For infants, these symptoms usually appear more on the face and scalp. Eczema usually presents itself before the age of five and might continue into adolescence and adulthood. It might even flare up periodically before clearing up for years. While there is no cure unfortunately, there are a number of medications and creams that might reduce symptoms. There are also forms of light therapy and wet dressings soaked in corticosteroids. If your infant is struggling with eczema, it's important to contact your local pediatrician or dermatologist and determine the best course of action.
Eczema Treatment with Tamjidi
Eczema is a chronic condition and can be extremely frustrating to live with. But there are ways you can limit the symptoms, and fight back against the frustration of living with eczema. Our skincare specialists at Tamjidi Skin Institute in Maryland and Virginia have plenty of experience dealing with all levels of eczema and are committed to making you feel comfortable while treating your skin the way it deserves to be treated. Give us a call today.