Atopic dermatitis, commonly referred to as eczema, is one of the many common dermatologic conditions Dr. Adrianna Browne and her staff treat at Illustra Dermatology. There are multiple forms of eczema, and some are more serious than others. Some forms of eczema are easily treated, while others may signal that your skin is suffering from a more severe issue. Dr. Browne is a board-certified medical dermatologist who can help you resolve your problems with eczema and develop a personalized skin care regimen to manage the condition.
Over 30 million people in the United States are dealing with some form of eczema. That’s 10% of the population who can benefit by consulting a medical dermatologist such as Dr. Browne. Dr. Browne’s practice in the Bay Area can build a comprehensive skin care plan for you to treat your symptoms of eczema.
Signs or symptoms of eczema include patches of skin that become inflamed, itchy, cracked, and in some cases, blistered. Dry, itchy skin, scaling, weeping, open, and crusted sores may also be the visible, uncomfortable signs of eczema. Eczema can be triggered by many things, especially for those who suffer from allergies—from foods such as nuts and dairy to environmental factors such as smoke and pollen, and even hygiene items like soap, fragrance, and perfumes. Eczema is also linked to genetic factors. While there is currently no cure for eczema, this is a noncontagious condition that can be treated by a dermatologist. The goal of treatment is to relieve current eczema symptoms while developing a skin care regimen that manages future outbreaks. For patients in the Bay Area whose eczema cannot be treated with home remedies such as gentle skin care and regular moisturizing, eczema treatment options include prescription ointments and creams, oral medications, antihistamines, medicated injections, phototherapy, and antibiotics if an infection occurs. After Dr. Browne makes a diagnosis of eczema, she will create an individualized treatment plan based on the severity of the symptoms, the location of the rash, and the age of the person being treated.
If you are in the Bay Area and suffer from the uncomfortable symptoms of eczema, take comfort in knowing relief is possible and Illustra Dermatology can help. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.