ECZEMA TREATMENT IN SAN ANTONIO, TX
WHAT IS ECZEMA TREATMENT?
Eczema treatment at Texas Dermatology is intended to help you manage the symptoms of your eczema. Eczema is a condition that results from an inflammatory response to irritants such as food, dust, and animal dander. Also referred to as atopic dermatitis, a weakened immune system can lead to eczema.
HOW MUCH DOES ECZEMA TREATMENT COST?
Eczema treatment costs vary, and we can best provide this information after your consultation. Financing may be available through CareCredit® if you are interested in making affordable monthly payments for your eczema treatment.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ECZEMA TREATMENT?
Eczema can be detrimental to a person’s quality of life. The condition causes skin that is red, itchy and scaly, and many people are bothered by the way that their skin looks. The condition also causes a range of symptoms that can be disruptive to daily life, and our treatments help you better manage the symptoms.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR ECZEMA TREATMENT?
Eczema is usually marked by itchy dry skin patches, redness, and flaking skin; however, there are various types of eczema with differing characteristics. It can also lead to thick, leathery skin, oozing patches of skin, and other symptoms. Eczema can occur anywhere on the body, but it is often localized to specific areas, which can vary with the type.
WHAT IS ATOPIC DERMATITIS?
Atopic dermatitis is the clinical term for eczema. “Atopic” means that your body is hypersensitive to irritants, and “dermatitis” means irritation or inflammation of the skin.
WHAT IS CONTACT DERMATITIS?
Contact dermatitis differs from atopic dermatitis in that it is caused by contact with a substance that causes an acute reaction in your skin. Contact dermatitis is not a chronic skin condition and can be treated with various therapies. We offer contact dermatitis patch testing to help determine the cause of your irritation.
HOW IS ECZEMA TREATMENT PERFORMED?
We will recommend phototherapy or steroid injections for your eczema symptoms. Phototherapy helps to calm and soothe the skin. Steroid injections help with inflammation.
WHAT IS THE PROGNOSIS AFTER ECZEMA TREATMENT?
Although many cases clear up within several months, eczema can persist for years or a lifetime. Treating chronic eczema can be very difficult, but phototherapy has been shown to be highly effective. Phototherapy for eczema promotes the healing of abnormal skin cells and provides relief from itching. Phototherapy eczema treatment also reduces inflammation and flare-ups, as well as providing a number of other benefits.
HOW DO I FIND ECZEMA TREATMENT DOCTORS NEAR ME?
Dr. John Browning is board certified in pediatrics, dermatology and pediatric dermatology. He leads a team of expert dermatology practitioners who work with patients of all ages in San Antonio, Boerne, New Braunfels, Kenedy, and surrounding areas of Texas, including children, adolescents, and adults. You and your family deserve exceptional care for eczema treatment, so contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Alamo Heights, Dominion, Mission Trail, New Braunfels, and Kenedy.