Free your skin from eczema’s discomforts.
Greensboro’s Eczema Treatment Experts
Eczema is a chronic skin condition that can affect anyone of any age. Approximately 30 million Americans struggle with its characteristic patches of dry, itchy, uncomfortable skin. In extreme cases, eczema may appear on most of the body. Patches may become cracked and rough, causing an immense amount of irritation and discomfort.
At Brassfield Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sean McCarthy provides treatment for children and adults suffering from eczema. From the comfort of our state-of-the-art Greensboro office, our team can help you combat the most disruptive symptoms of this skin condition and live your life in freedom, comfort, and confidence.
Ready to learn more about eczema? Our dermatology team is always here to answer your questions. If you don’t see your question here, don’t hesitate to ask your provider during your initial consultation!
Eczema is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that flares up in response to various environmental and genetic triggers. There are seven major types of eczema, each with its own symptoms and causes:
- Atopic dermatitis: the most common type of eczema, this form of dermatitis can affect anyone but is most common in children. It may be related to genetics, bacteria, or a weak skin barrier
- Contact dermatitis: caused by direct contact with an irritant that your skin has an allergic reaction to
- Dyshidrotic eczema: appears as very small and very itchy blisters on your hands or feet. It may appear just once or chronically throughout your lifetime
- Nummular eczema: circular, coin-like patches scattered across your skin, most commonly the arms or legs, which may ooze
- Seborrheic dermatitis: also called dandruff or cradle cap, this form of eczema affects your scalp, resulting in itchy patches, redness, scalp flakes, and/or greasy scales.
- Stasis dermatitis: eczema that appears as a result of poor circulation or lack of blood flow. It’s most common in the lower legs.
- Neurodermatitis (discoid eczema): a form of eczema that starts with one persistent itch and gradually leads to a thick, leathery appearance of the skin, which can affect any area of the body.
It is possible to have more than one type of eczema at the same time. That’s why it’s important to visit a board-certified dermatologist to identify the exact nature of your condition.
Many different irritants can lead to a flare-up of eczema, and two people may have entirely different triggers. That said, several of the most common triggers are:
- Chemical irritants found in certain soaps, shampoos, perfumes, and laundry detergents
- Environmental factors, such as household allergens or weather changes
- Food allergies
- Hormonal changes
At Brassfield Dermatology, we understand how to help you discover your individual triggers and develop a plan to help you avoid or manage them.
It’s difficult to say—for some people, eczema clears up as they get older, while for others it is a chronic condition that follows them throughout their lives. We have yet to discover a true cure for eczema, but we do have many ways to treat, manage, and prevent its most uncomfortable symptoms. It all starts with scheduling an appointment with a trusted dermatologist!
Eczema is not contagious, and does not spread by contact. Rather, it is caused by a combination of environmental triggers and a person’s genetics. You can’t give it to anyone else—the goal of treatment is to minimize and prevent flare-ups so that you can feel free, comfortable, and confident.
At Brassfield Dermatology, we may recommend a combination of treatment options to help alleviate eczema’s symptoms and prevent future flare-ups. These options could include:
- Over-the-counter products like moisturizers and antihistamines
- Topical medications and steroid creams
- Prescription medications
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
During your initial consultation, your dermatologist will determine what type of eczema you may be suffering from and recommend a treatment plan that works for you and your lifestyle.
Browse our pictures below to get help identifying eczema, and see how Dr. McCarthy and his trusted team can help patients with eczema achieve clear skin!
Get Reliable Eczema Treatment in Greensboro, NC
Dr. McCarthy has extensive knowledge of each type of eczema and its causes. Our team will work one-on-one with you to determine your unique eczema triggers and develop a personalized plan to help you take back control of your skin.
Schedule your consultation with our Greensboro office to get started on your journey to smooth, clear skin today. Call (336) 900-1525 or request an appointment online.