There is no real cure for eczema, however maintaining a treatment program will help reduce and control the chronic symptoms of eczema. The first step is to diagnose what triggers, if any, are causing the outbreaks of the symptoms. If it is simply an external trigger such as the case of the detergent, minimizing exposure and switching to fragrance-free and sensitive formulas can greatly reduce patient discomfort. For patients whose eczema is inflamed due to allergies, an oral antihistamine can provide relief from allergy related itching and swelling. There are also topical treatments designed specifically for the treatment of eczema. These treatments include topical corticosteroids or non-steroid immunosuppressant creams. Keeping the skin moisturized and as free from irritants and scratching as possible will also minimize eczema symptoms.
If you have been diagnosed with eczema and have been unsuccessful at treating it, or if you are experiencing the above symptoms, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Senait Dyson. Dr. Dyson is one of the premiere dermatologists in Tucson, and has an extensive experience in treating eczema. Contact Dyson Dermatology in Tuscon, AZ, and get started on your treatment for eczema today!