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Eczema is a chronic skin condition that affects approximately 31.6 percent, which is over 30 million people, of the United States population. Eczema can affect anyone of any age and causes irritation and discomfort to those affected by this skin condition.

Our board-certified dermatologists at Brentwood Dermatology provide professional diagnosis and treatment for individuals suffering from the symptoms of eczema. We understand that this skin condition affects every individual differently. We provide personalized treatment plans to address the symptoms and discomfort associated with it.


What is Eczema?

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is characterized by patches of dry, itchy, red skin, and can occur on any area of the body. However, it is most commonly present on or around:

  • Inside the elbow
  • Behind the knees
  • Scalp and hairline
  • Face
  • Hands
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Genitals

In extreme cases, eczema can cause long-term or more complicated conditions, so it’s important to receive a professional diagnosis as soon as possible to find an effective treatment for fighting the symptoms of eczema.


Eczema Symptoms and Treatment Options

Patients suffering with eczema often experience dry, itchy, red patches on their skin, which are often inflamed. A patient experiencing extreme symptoms may have spots that become cracked and rough or have eczema covering the majority of their body. There are a variety of eczema types that a patient may be suffering from, so our dermatologists will determine which type is presenting to help our patients find relief from the discomfort.

While there is no cure for eczema, our board-certified dermatologists create personalized treatment plans to help patients manage or prevent flare-ups. Our treatment plans may include:

  • Topical medications
  • Phototherapy
  • Systemic medications
  • Over-the-counter products

Eczema is not contagious, and is often caused by a combination of genetics and environmental triggers.



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