Eczema, which is characterized by itching and inflammation, is a chronic condition that can be experienced anywhere on the body, and can flare up and subside randomly. Those with a family history of either eczema or other allergies are more likely to develop eczema and it can affect people of any age. Common in babies and children, eczema is also a risk factor for later developing asthma and allergies.
The condition is not contagious, and certain factors (including specific irritants, allergies, climate factors and stress) can cause flare-ups. While it can’t be cured, eczema can be effectively managed by a dermatologist – with the first goal of treatment being to prevent itching and reduce inflammation to minimize any further worsening of the condition.
Dr. Ros and her team can work with you to identify potential triggers for your skin condition, and help incorporate lifestyle changes that can both treat current outbreaks as well as avoid future flare-ups. They can also prescribe both oral and topical medications that can help treat inflammation, as well as provide light therapy, which can all help manage the condition. In addition, there are also injections available to treat children and adults with moderate-to-severe eczema.
As a chronic condition, it is important to not only have eczema correctly diagnosed by a board-certified dermatologist, but treated properly with a combination of prescription medications, treatments and lifestyle changes. To learn more about ways you can manage eczema, and the specific treatment options available for you that will work best in reducing flare-ups, contact us today at either our North Bergen office at (201) 255-4046 or our Clifton office at (973) 472-1000, or email us.