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Eczema Specialist

Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center

Board-Certified Dermatologists & Aesthetic Dermatology located in Downtown DC, Washington, DC

Eczema causes itchy skin that can be uncomfortable. If you’re suffering from eczema, you need fast, reliable treatment. At the Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center in Washington, DC, the team offers many eczema treatments to reduce inflammation and ease your itching. To learn more about the available treatments, book your appointment online or by calling the office.

Eczema Q & A

What is eczema?

eczemaEczema is a skin condition that causes redness and itching. It is relatively common and seen in men, women, and children of all ages.

Typically, healthy skin offers natural protection from bacteria and allergens. Those with eczema have a variation in the gene that provides this protection. 

As a result, common irritants and allergens in the environment adversely affect your skin. It becomes dry and itchy, causing uncontrollable scratching that can lead to scarring and other problems.

Eczema tends to flare up periodically. There is no cure for eczema, but Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center offers many treatment options to control inflammation and alleviate itching and irritation.

What are the symptoms of eczema?

Symptoms of eczema vary from person to person. You may experience one or more of the following conditions:

  • Severe itching
  • Dry skin
  • Red or brownish patches of skin
  • Raised bumps that leak fluid
  • Thickened, scaly skin
  • Inflamed, sensitive skin

Over-the-counter medications can successfully manage eczema, but if the itching and inflammation negatively affect your daily routine, it’s important to see Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center for a comprehensive exam.

If you notice pus or red streaks in the affected area, seek medical attention immediately.

What are the treatment options for eczema?

The team at Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center performs a comprehensive examination to diagnose eczema. 

They may prescribe topical medications as well as oral and biologic injectable medications to relieve itching and promote healing. Also, cortisone injections and dry skin care can be used to alleviate eczema.

Other treatment options for eczema include:

  • Narrow-Band focused Laser treatment
  • Ultraviolet light therapy
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Moisturizers
  • Wet dressings

The team may also perform comprehensive allergy patch testing to identify your reaction to specific allergens. They create a customized treatment plan based on the severity of your eczema with the goal of restoring your skin to a healthier, itch-free condition.

For help managing your eczema symptoms, call Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center or book an appointment online today.

 

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LOCATION

Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and
Aesthetic Dermatology Center
1712 I Street NW, Suite 712
Downtown DC
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-659-2223Fax: 202-659-0289

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