Causes and Treatment for Eczema Skin Condition

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Eczema Skin in Algonquin IL Area
It's likely a search for "eczema skin treatment Algonquin Illinois" has brought you here — if so, we have great news! Your search is officially over. Here at Dermatology Specialists of Illinois, Dr. Vikram Khanna and his team of skilled professionals are ready to help you conquer eczema and regain your beautiful skin.

Eczema (also called dermatitis) is a skin condition known to cause discoloration, swelling, itchiness, dryness, and sometimes blisters.

The Most Common Eczema Causes and Forms

The two most common forms of eczema are atopic and contact dermatitis.

Atopic Dermatitis

This form of eczema is inherited and is commonly discovered in babies and young children under age one. Symptoms include itchy skin that leads to rashes which can appear on the forehead, scalp, and face. The rashes appear in patches and have a dry and scaly texture. In older children, the condition is often more localized, appearing in the folds of the body. Without proper treatment, they can lead to a long-term skin infection. Children may outgrow it. It comes back in adulthood in different forms.

Contact Dermatitis

This form of eczema is transmittable via skin contact with the surface of certain materials. The infection causes an allergic reaction (often skin irritation). Your skin may develop contact dermatitis after coming into contact with a substance or material such as latex or nickel. The two forms of contact dermatitis include allergic and irritant contact. The allergic form involves contact with substances like makeup, jewelry, latex, and poison ivy. Meanwhile, irritant contact dermatitis produces a reaction to substances like soap, pepper spray, or bleach, causing the skin to form a rash on the contact area.

Other forms of eczema include neurodermatitis, dyshidrotic, nummular, stasis, and nummular dermatitis.


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Eczema Treatments

Dr. Vikram Khanna and his team treat each case of eczema individually to find the best solutions, including over-the-counter treatments and specific lifestyle changes. In more severe cases, Dr. Khanna may recommend either prescription or non-prescription non-steroid-containing topical creams.

Other treatments include steroid-based topical therapies, phototherapy, and in more severe cases, oral-systemic agents such as methotrexate, cyclosporin, or azathioprine,

There is also a newer biological-based treatment called Dupixent, an injectable medicine that's displayed remarkable results. Several other new biologics are approved and will be launched in the next months.

Say Goodbye to Eczema and Hello to Healthier, Radiant-looking Skin

Dr. Khanna and his team of specialists are waiting to help you retake control of your life and restore your skin. Our office is located at 2430 Esplanade Drive, Suite B, Algonquin, Illinois. Give us a call today at (844) 307-7546 to schedule your appointment and make eczema a thing of the past.