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What is eczema?


Eczema (often referred to as atopic dermatitis) is a form of chronic inflammation of the skin. The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions. These include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema, itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding. Areas of temporary skin discoloration may appear. Scratching areas of

eczema may result in scarring and may enlarge the rash.


What is the treatment for eczema?


Good skin care is a key component in controlling eczema.  For some people with mild eczema, modifying their skin care routine and making a few lifestyle changes may be all that is needed to treat eczema. Other people with moderate to severe eczema may need to use medications to control their symptoms.   It’s important to make an appointment to discuss which treatments options are right for you.



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