Eczema is a fairly common chronic skin condition characterized by dry, itchy, red and inflamed rashes that can occur anywhere on the scalp, face and body. It is seen in both children and adults, and while some children outgrow it, many people with eczema will have it (in varying degrees) throughout their adulthood. The cause of eczema is largely genetic and thus, it often runs in families. People with the condition tend to have sensitive and dry skin in general, and may often have a history of seasonal allergies and possibly asthma in themselves and/or in their family. Triggers for eczema “flare-ups” include everything from climate changes, allergic reactions to products or environment, colds, bacterial infections and stress.
Although eczema can’t be cured, it can be treated and managed so that it does not interfere with your daily lifestyle and wellness of being. At NicholsMD, we are experts at determining the appropriate skin care and treatment that will get your eczema under control and keep it that way.