A four-month-old has dry, scaly patches on his cheeks and scalp; a 2-year-old has a red, raised rash on her back, arms and legs which also presents on other parts of her body; a 40-year-old has red, dry patches in the creases of his elbows and knees which become very itchy and irritated.
All of these scenarios can describe eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis. Eczema affects the skin’s ability to hold moisture. The skin becomes itchy, dry and easily irritated. The symptoms and triggers of eczema are different for everyone and can change over time. Whether you have eczema or care for someone who does, living with eczema is hard. Our Dermatology experts at Catalyst Medical Center in Fargo are here to help.
If you or your child has experienced any of the above signs or symptoms, it may be eczema. Our Dermatology providers can diagnose eczema, evaluate if you should have allergy testing and advise you on a treatment plan to keep the eczema under control. There are also many revolutionary treatment options for managing Eczema!
Our Dermatology providers will tailor treatment measures to your specific eczema triggers and symptoms. Treatment may include:
Eczema is a very complex condition that affects everyone differently. That’s why all eczema patients should follow unique treatment plans tailored to their specific needs. Your primary care doctor may not have all the information you need to manage your eczema successfully. That’s where our Dermatology specialists come in: an eczema specialist has the right skills and insight to help you stay in control of your eczema long-term.
Schedule your appointment at Catalyst today!