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Eczema

Rigor Dermatology & Laser Center

Board Certified Dermatologists & Board Certified Internal Medicine Physicians located in Pasadena, CA & Diamond Bar, CA

Eczema can cause such severe redness and inflammation that your skin becomes raw and painful. Before your next eczema flare-up occurs, visit with Ronald Rigor, MD, of Rigor Dermatology & Laser Center in Diamond Bar or Pasadena, California. As a board-certified internist and dermatologist, Dr. Rigor stays up-to-date with the latest eczema treatments. Book your eczema evaluation online, or call either location to schedule.

Eczema Q & A

Why do I have eczema?

Eczema, medically known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition that leads to lasting discomfort, redness, and itchiness. If eczema runs in your family, your chances of developing it are high.

Healthy skin should be able to retain moisture, which is essential for safeguarding you from bacteria and other foreign invaders. When you have eczema though, you have a gene variation that limits your skin’s ability to retain moisture and protect itself. Even though eczema is most common in children, the condition can certainly flare up at any age.

What are the symptoms of eczema?

Eczema causes skin flare-ups that occur periodically and can last for long periods. Some of the most common signs and symptoms of eczema include:

  • Overly dry skin
  • Severe itchiness
  • Red or brown-gray patches
  • Thickened, scaly skin
  • Raw, severely sensitive skin

Eczema can develop anywhere on your body. But it’s most common to have eczema flare-ups on your upper chest, hands and feet, neck, and inside bends of your knees and elbows. In infants, eczema tends to surface on the face and scalp.

When should I see a doctor for eczema?

Because eczema can cause pain and inflammation and can even lead to a serious infection if you have a wound, it’s important to head to Rigor Dermatology & Laser Center as soon as your eczema flare-up occurs. Dr. Rigor wants to see you if your eczema is:

  • Keeping you up at night
  • Oozing pus or scabbing over
  • Continuing to worsen

No matter how minor or serious your eczema may be, you have plenty of options for relief at Rigor Dermatology & Laser Center.

What is the treatment for eczema?

Dr. Rigor performs a thorough screening and examination to understand what triggers your eczema flare-ups and help you learn about effective treatment and preventive solutions. Your eczema treatment plan from Rigor Dermatology & Laser Center can include:

  • Itch-controlling ointments
  • Topical or oral antibiotics
  • Oral corticosteroids
  • Wet dressings
  • Light therapy

Once Dr. Rigor gets your current eczema flare-up under control, he can work with you to prevent future issues.

Get relief from eczema by booking an evaluation at Rigor Dermatology & Laser Center today. Schedule online or over the phone.