Eczema, also known as a type of atopic dermatitis, is particularly common among babies and children, but can still affect many adults. It manifests as scaly skin, redness, itching, face or body rashes, and even cracks behind the ears. At Greenwich Point Dermatology, we are proud to offer eczema treatments to patients in Greenwich, Stamford, and the neighboring communities in Fairfield County so that you and your family can find relief.
What is Eczema?
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition that most commonly starts manifesting in babies and children under the age of five years old. Characterized by dry, scaly patches of skin that can burn and itch, Eczema is not contagious to others and typically goes away with age. Eczema affects nearly 20 percent of babies and children, with 60 percent of those affected showing their first symptoms by one-year-old. Most patients will outgrow eczema throughout their lifetime, but for adults who still have eczema, it can be managed with the right treatments.
What does Eczema Look Like?
Eczema is most often characterized by:
- Red rashes or red patches of skin
- Dry, scaly skin that can crack and bleed
What Causes Eczema?
The exact cause of atopic dermatitis and eczema is unknown, but it’s often seen in families who also suffer from allergies and/ or asthma, suggesting a connection to the body’s immune response. There are a number of common triggers seen across eczema sufferers, including:
- dry skin
- chemical irritants (hand and dish soap, detergent, soap, shampoo)
- extreme temperatures
- bacterial or fungal infections
- seasonal allergies
- hormonal fluctuations
During your appointment, our team of Board Certified Dermatologists can help you identify your triggers and suggest ways for avoiding them.
How Much Do Eczema Treatments Cost?
The cost of eczema treatments at Greenwich Point Dermatology will vary depending on the type of service you receive and your health insurance plan. To get a better idea of how much your eczema treatment will cost, we encourage you to come in and see our team of Board Certified Dermatologists for a solution.
What Treatments are Available for Eczema?
- There are a variety of treatment options for eczema ranging from the severity and location of your symptoms. Light treatments, oral medications, and topical creams like anti-inflammatory or effective emollients can help you find relief.For a longer term solution, it’s important to establish a compatible skin regimen and to avoid your specific triggers. Many patients find relief just by becoming more mindful of wearing comfortable fabrics and removing irritating allergens from their home.
To find out which treatment option is best for you and your eczema, we encourage you to come in and see our team of Board Certified Dermatologists for a solution. We are happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, assess your skin, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you get your healthiest-looking and -feeling skin.
Dr. Sarah Dolder and the expert medical team at Greenwich Point Dermatology are proud to offer surgical and non-surgical dermatological services to residents of Stamford, Greenwich, and the surrounding areas of Fairfield County. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Dolder, Dr. O’Brien, or Dr. Berliner.