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Eczema services offered in Scottsdale, AZ

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 Q&A

What is eczema?

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. 

What are the symptoms of eczema?

The symptoms you may encounter due to eczema include:


  • Red patches
  • Dry, itchy, inflamed skin
  • Irritation 
  • Scaly skin 
  • Cracked skin
  • Rash
  • Small, raised bumps
  • Crusting or oozing
  • Thickened skin
  • Sensitive skin
  • Skin darkening around your eyes


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.

What can increase my risk of eczema?


While anyone can develop eczema, its symptoms usually appear before age five and may continue into the teenage and adult years. Risk factors include:


  • Genetics
  • Weak skin barrier
  • Excess bacteria on the skin
  • History of eczema hay fever, allergies, or asthma


If you have family members with eczema, your risk of developing the condition increases.

How is eczema diagnosed?


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. 

How is eczema treated?


To effectively treat eczema, you provider may suggest:


  • Moisturizing your skin regularly
  • Oral medications
  • Topical medicines
  • Not scratching your skin
  • Avoiding hot showers
  • Using gentle cleansers
  • Trying a humidifier
  • Treating stress or anxiety
  • Light therapy
  • Wet dressings
  • Behavior modification
  • Biofeedback

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.