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Eczema Treatment

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition associated with allergies. Eczema is extremely common in children although it affects millions of adults as well. While we don’t know exactly what causes eczema, flare ups are provoked by environmental changes, genetics, and abnormalities of the immune system. Babies frequently develop eczema skin allergies on their face and neck, while adults tend to see it on their wrists, ankles, elbows and knees.

The word eczema comes from the Greek word ekzein meaning “to boil out” which is one way to describe what happens during a flare-up. When eczema symptoms are present, the skin becomes very itchy and red. If you scratch or aggravate your skin, it begins to weep and ooze, eventually scaling over leaving patches of tough, bumpy skin.

The first thing to do if you experience itchy patches of skin is to avoid scratching. After that, make an appointment with an Ogden Clinic eczema treatment specialist. Although there is no overall cure for eczema, treatment is available to relieve the itch and prevent future flare-ups.

How do Ogden Clinic ENT Specialists treat Eczema?

The most common eczema treatment at Ogden Clinic is a topical corticosteroid cream or ointment containing anti-inflammatory medication. Your Ogden Clinic ENT specialist will prescribe this eczema treatment medication to relieve immediate symptoms like inflammation and itch.

Antibiotics, antihistamines, or topical calcineurin inhibiters are other medications that can help prevent eczema and other skin allergies. During your visit, your Ogden Clinic allergy specialist can help you learn what triggers your eczema and at-home regimens to treat and prevent eczema in the future.

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