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Center for Dermatology

Proudly serving Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Duluth, Buford, Dacula, Sugar Hill, Auburn, Snellville, Loganville, Grayson, Winder, and surrounding area.

If you suffer from eczema, schedule an appointment at the Center for Dermatology to learn what treatment options are right for you. At the Center for Dermatology, your provider will work with you to develop a personalized eczema treatment plan. Get started by calling the office to schedule a consultation or requesting your appointment online today.

Eczema Q & A

What is eczema?

Eczema is an extremely common skin condition affecting over 31 million people. There are multiple types of dermatitis, which is just another word for eczema. 

What is atopic dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis most commonly appears in childhood and can persist into adulthood. It’s marked by rashes or patches of red, itchy skin. For most people, this skin irritation will flare up periodically.  

Atopic dermatitis is caused by your skin’s inability to maintain a normal moisture barrier. This allows irritants to access your skin directly, triggering eczema symptoms. 

The primary symptoms of atopic dermatitis include:

  • Skin rashes
  • Dry skin
  • Itchy skin
  • Patches of red, brown, or gray skin
  • Skin that appears thickened and scaly
  • Small skin bumps

Atopic dermatitis is uncomfortable, but do your best to avoid scratching the area, as this can exacerbate your symptoms. 

What are other types of eczema?

Some of the other common types of eczema include:

Contact dermatitis

Causes symptoms that are similar to atopic dermatitis; this type of eczema is caused when your skin comes into contact with an allergen. 

Dyshidrotic eczema 

Another type of eczema triggered by allergens; this type of eczema causes itchy blisters on your hands and feet.

Neurodermatitis (lichen simplex chronicus) 

This form of eczema is usually caused by excessive scratching and creates scaly patches of thick skin. 

These are just a few of the types of eczema. If you’re dealing with a skin rash or any other form of skin irritation, don’t hesitate to contact the Center for Dermatology. 

How is eczema treated?

Your treatment will depend on what type of eczema you’re experiencing and its severity. Treatment typically involves lifestyle changes like taking lukewarm showers instead of hot, using mild sensitive-skin soaps, and moisturizing immediately after you shower. Treatment also involves identifying and avoiding eczema triggers.

Various topical medications are often prescribed for eczema. When eczema is severe, oral medications may also be used. In some cases, biologic medications like Dupilumab may be used to treat your eczema.

 Your provider at the Center for Dermatology will work with you to find the eczema treatment that’s right for you or your child. 

To schedule an eczema consultation, call the Center for Dermatology at 770-682-2500, or request an appointment online today.