If you or your child develops itchy, dry, or inflamed skin, see the specialists at Relieve Allergy, Asthma & Hives in Scottsdale, Arizona. Julie Wendt, MD, FACAAI, FAAAAI, FACP, DABOM, and the skilled team diagnose and treat eczema to eliminate irritating symptoms and reduce your chance of future flare-ups. Schedule an in-person or telemedicine evaluation by phone or online today.
Eczema, also commonly referred to as atopic dermatitis, is a skin condition that causes red, dry, itchy skin. It’s not a cause for concern but can lead to irritation and become unsightly, embarrassing, or a risk of infection when left untreated. At the first sign of eczema or other skin changes, see the Relieve Allergy, Asthma & Hives specialists for an evaluation.
The symptoms you may encounter due to eczema include:
Your symptoms may be mild and not bothersome or severe and debilitating when not addressed. They might be long-lasting or flare up periodically.
Potential complications include asthma, hay fever, food allergies, skin infections, depression, embarrassment, or anxiety.
While anyone can develop eczema, its symptoms usually appear before age five and may continue into the teenage and adult years. Risk factors include:
If you have family members with eczema, your risk of developing the condition increases.
To determine if you have eczema and how to best treat it, the Relieve Allergy, Asthma & Hives team discusses your symptoms, reviews your medical history, and examines your skin. They may complete allergy and asthma testing, too, if necessary. You might be a candidate for blood testing, skin prick tests, patch testing, or lung-function tests.
To effectively treat eczema, you provider may suggest:
You may be a candidate for more than one eczema treatment to ensure effective relief and clear, beautiful skin. The Relieve Allergy, Asthma & Hives specialists follow up with you regularly to ensure long-lasting results. They tailor each treatment to your personalized needs.
Schedule an in-person or telemedicine appointment at Relieve Allergy, Asthma & Hives by phone or online today to get treated for eczema.