Eczema refers to a range of persistent skin conditions. These skin conditions include dryness and
recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin swelling,
itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding. Areas of skin discoloration
may appear and are sometimes due to healed injuries. Scratching a healing lesion may result in scarring
your skin and may enlarge the rash.
A holistic approach to taking care of your skin is vital in controlling eczema. In mild cases of eczema,
modifying your skin care regimen and establishing a few lifestyle changes is all that’s required to treat it.
Other people with more severe cases of eczema may need to be administered medication to control the
Our Long Island offices offer mild moisturizers, sunscreens and cleansers that are suitable for use by
Eczema patients, in conjunction with medications to improve your skin.
Other Eczema treatments and medication sufferers may use include:
Antihistamines - Oral antihistamines like Benadryl are an example of available non-prescription
medications which may assist in the relief of symptoms.
Corticosteroids - If other treatments aren’t effective, you may be prescribed oral corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are an oral steroid and need to be taken as directed by your dermatologist.
Ultraviolet light therapy - Patients who suffer from very severe eczema may benefit from this therapy which uses ultraviolet light to treat it. Immunosupressants- Another option may be prescribing Immunosuppressant drugs that suppress the immune system. Medicines such as cyclosporine, azathioprine, or methotrexate, may be effective when other treatments are deemed unsuccessful.
Immunomodulators - This type of oral medication cream aids the treatment of eczema by controlling the inflammation while reducing the reaction of the body’s immune system.
Prescription-strength moisturizers - These act as a barrier for the skin.
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