Eczema refers to inflammatory skin conditions that cause red, dry, itchy patches of skin that may blister, ooze, or crack. The skilled team of skin experts at Limmer Dermatology in San Antonio, Texas, provide individualized care for eczema. They can create a plan that helps prevent and manage flare-ups. For help with your eczema, call or request an appointment online.
Eczema is a general medical term for conditions that cause red, irritated, and itchy rashes. The rash may affect any area of the body and vary in size and severity.
Eczema affects people of all ages, but it usually first appears during childhood. Though your skin rash may come and go, eczema is a chronic condition.
Limmer Dermatology is a multigenerational dermatology practice that takes a comprehensive approach to eczema care.
The team at Limmer Dermatology classifies eczema into types based on symptoms and cause. Types of eczema include:
Atopic dermatitis is a common type of eczema that causes dry, itchy, and sometimes painful rashes. This type of eczema tends to run in families.
Contact dermatitis causes a rash when your skin comes in contact with an allergen (poison ivy, latex) or irritant (perfumes or chemicals in laundry detergent).
Dyshidrotic eczema causes tiny, itchy blisters on the hands or feet that lasts three to four weeks.
Neurodermatitis starts with itchy skin that turns into a rash from scratching. People with other types of eczema are at greater risk of developing neurodermatitis.
Nummular eczema causes round, raised, red, itchy patches of skin. People with extremely dry skin are at greater risk of developing this type of eczema.
Each type of eczema affects your skin’s barrier function, leading to inflammation.
You should seek dermatology care for your red, itchy rash from the team at Limmer Dermatology if it’s a sudden or chronic problem. The board-certified dermatologists at Limmer Dermatology conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine what type of eczema you have so they can create an effective treatment plan.
The team at Limmer Dermatology customizes your eczema treatment plan. Your plan may manage acute flare-ups with lubricants and salves, corticosteroid creams and other topical medications, and preventive strategies like daily moisturizing and using mild skin care products.
They also help you identify your eczema triggers and develop strategies to avoid them.
To get expert care for your eczema, call Limmer Dermatology or request an appointment online today.