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Eczema is an inflammation of the skin. It can be characterized by redness, itching, and the outbreak of lesions. These lesions may scale, crust, or ooze a serous fluid, which is often accompanied by an intense burning and itching sensation. Regardless of how the Eczema may look, it is not contagious. It is important to find the root cause of eczema and take special guidelines into account.
During an eczema consultation with one of our expert dermatologists, at Advanced Dermatology in Tribeca, we will analyze your skin and provide you with the best products and eczema treatment. This can significantly improve your symptoms and restore your self-confidence.
There are some common factors that can cause or worsen eczema. Dry air is one of the most common causes. The air inside a house and/or office can become dry, especially in the winter time. This can have a bad effect on the skin.
Another common cause is the lack of natural oil in the skin. Since the skin is protected by an oily and wax layer, showering too much and using too much soap can have a negative influence on this natural, protective barrier. This causes dry, itchy eczema skin.
The third most common cause of eczema is the presence of the staphylococcus bacteria. This bacteria is normally present on the skin, but if it gets out of balance it can cause an allergic reaction whereby the skin releases histamine. This reaction causes itchy skin and ultimately leads to inflammation and eczema.
Fortunately, eczema is a skin condition that can be treated. First of all, it is important to change the circumstances that cause eczema. The most important things you can change are:
Our highly trained Tribeca dermatologists can advise you on which creams and cleaning products are safe to use. In cases of excessive staphylococcus bacteria, it may be necessary to treat this first by using a special cream. Most eczema treatments aim to quickly relieve itching and reduce inflammation.
For more information about our eczema treatments, fill out the form below or call us at 718-857-7070 to schedule your consultation with one of our highly experienced Advanced Dermatology physicians. We provide eczema consultations at our office in Tribeca, Manhattan, New York.
Outside the Tribeca/Manhattan region we also offer eczema treatments and consultations in our other locations in New York and New Jersey:
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