Eczema causes itchy skin that can drive you crazy. If you’re suffering from eczema, you need fast, reliable treatment. At the Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic in San Antonio, Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher offers several eczema treatments to reduce inflammation and ease your itching. Book your appointment online now and restore your skin to its natural, healthy state.
Eczema is a chronic skin condition, causing redness and itching. It’s relatively common, frequently seen in children and the elderly, but eczema affects men and women of every age.
Typically, healthy skin offers natural protection from bacteria and allergens. Those with eczema have a variation in the gene that provides this protection. As a result, your skin is adversely affected by common irritants and allergens in the environment. It becomes dry and itchy, causing uncontrollable scratching that can lead to scarring and other problems.
Eczema tends to flare up periodically and often occurs alongside hay fever or following an asthma attack. There is no cure for eczema, but Dr. Boucher offers several treatment options to control inflammation and alleviate itching and irritation.
Symptoms of eczema vary from person to person. You may experience one or more of the following conditions:
Eczema may be managed successfully with over-the-counter medications, but if the itching and inflammation are negatively affecting your daily routine, it’s important to see Dr. Boucher for a comprehensive exam. If you notice pus or red streaks in the affected area, seek medical attention immediately.
Dr. Boucher performs a comprehensive examination to diagnose eczema. He may prescribe topical medications to relieve itching and promote skin healing. If an infection is present, Dr. Boucher may prescribe a course of antibiotics to clear the infection.
Oral medications, including corticosteroids, are effective at treating severe cases of eczema. Dr. Boucher may prescribe this type of medication on a short-term basis to control inflammation. He can also provide ongoing treatment options for chronic flare-ups due to seasonal allergies and other environmental irritants.
Other treatment options for eczema include:
Dr. Boucher may also perform comprehensive allergy patch testing to determine your reaction to certain allergens. He creates a treatment plan based on the severity of your eczema with the goal of restoring your skin to a healthier, itch-free condition.
For help managing your eczema symptoms, book an appointment online now.