What Is Eczema?

Eczema is a chronic skin disorder that presents with itchy, scaly dry skin. Eczema is most common in infants, and many outgrow it by adulthood. Eczema also tends to run in families, and many eczema patients suffer from asthma or rhinitis as well. The symptoms of eczema may include redness, skin discoloration, blistering and uncomfortable itching. In some cases of eczema, the itching may begin before the skin registers the rash.

There are some triggers that may exacerbate your eczema. They include but are not limited to:

  • Certain foods in young children; please speak with a doctor to determine if this is the case.
  • Strong chemicals, detergents and soaps
  • Sudden changes in body temperature
  • Dust mites and pet dender
  • Sweating

Eczema treatments vary, and may be prescribed orally or topically. If you are living with eczema and have not yet found an effective eczema treatment, make an appointment today to consult with our world class allergist, Dr. Atul Shah. Dr. Shah’s caring, individualized, patients-first approach to everyone he treats makes him Long Island’s premier allergy and asthma specialist. Let Dr. Shah design a course of eczema treatments that will help you feel better and that will fit your lifestyle.

The Center for Asthma & Allergy in Shirley, Long Island, New York has proudly served Suffolk County, as well as patients who come from all over the world to consult with Dr. Shah, for over a decade. Please contact Dr. Shah’s office at 631-395-5464 for a consultation to discuss your questions regarding eczema and eczema treatments.

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