The home of quality, comprehensive skincare in Brooklyn, NY is Khrom Dermatology. Dr. Khrom and her team have the expertise, experience, and advanced technology to treat all types of medical dermatology concerns, including eczema (dermatitis).
Like many skin problems, eczema is complex and not fully understood by scientists. It is believed that eczema is not actually a skin disease, but rather a reaction to other health conditions or environmental factors. It occurs most frequently in children, and they often outgrow it by the age of ten. However, for many people eczema is a lifelong struggle.
Eczema can occur anywhere on the body. It may manifest differently depending on the subtype of eczema a person has, as well as the area of the body and skin type. The most consistent symptom is severe itching, which occurs in virtually every case. Other symptoms may include dryness, thick or scaly skin, and pigmentation problems in dark-skinned individuals.
Prevention and treatment
Eczema may come and go, often in response to certain triggers. To reduce the risk of a breakout, use mild laundry detergents, choose skincare products carefully, and avoid coarse or irritating fabrics. Keeping your skin well moisturized with a high-quality product is essential, particularly during winter months when skin often becomes drier. For some people, a change in diet may also be beneficial. Take notice of any foods that seem to trigger a change in your skin.
The most important factor in effective management of eczema is quality dermatological care. In addition to providing medical treatment, our clinicians can identify your skin’s specific needs, and guide you in choosing the best products and developing healthy habits.
We will work with you to design a customized treatment plan based on your needs and preferences. It may include one or more of the following:
- Topical medications, such as hydrocortisone cream to reduce inflammation or immunomodulators to lessen destructive immune responses.
- Antibiotics if any lesions are infected.
- Designing a customized skincare regimen with moisturizers and other products suited to your skin.
- Light therapy with the state-of-the-art UVB XTRAC laser is highly effective for most patients. The procedure is painless, with no downtime, and it is covered by most insurance.
Call us at 718-751-0674 for an appointment.