Eczema is a general term that refers to red, itchy skin. There are many types of eczema, each causing specific symptoms. Shannon Tumblin, ARPN, Kristy Anderson, ARPN, and the Island Aesthetics & Dermatology team specialize in diagnosing and treating all types of eczema. To get help with your red, itchy rash, call the office in Coupeville, Washington, or book an appointment online today.
Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Though symptoms vary, eczema starts as itchy skin that leads to dry skin, scaly patches, blisters, or an infection.
You may go through periods of remission (no rash) and flare-ups (rash) with eczema. The severity and frequency of your flare-ups may vary, but you can go years without any problems.
Currently, there’s no cure for eczema, and the goal of treatment is to reduce the severity and frequency of your flare-ups.
There are seven types of eczema. They include:
The team at Island Aesthetics & Dermatology takes an individualized approach to care. The specifics of your eczema evaluation depend on the type and severity of your eczema.
Your provider reviews your symptoms, medical history, and family history. They examine your skin and may take a tissue sample to confirm or rule out the cause of your skin condition.
The Island Aesthetics & Dermatology team customizes your eczema treatment plan based on the severity and frequency of your flare-ups and the type of eczema you have. Treatment for your eczema may include:
The team also helps you identify your eczema triggers, such as a skin irritant or allergen, weather change, or stress.
To get help with your eczema, call Island Aesthetics & Dermatology or schedule an appointment online today.