Will my eczema go away?
Eczema is a skin condition that impacts millions of Americans. It can start at any age, though many cases are diagnosed within the first few years of life for children. With proper control, many patients can maintain a lifestyle that is healthy and itch-free. When patients obtain a proper diagnosis from a medical professional, and follow treatment recommendations, they can often reduce eczema flare-ups that can cause dry, itchy, red, and inflamed skin.
What causes eczema flare-ups?
The biggest issue with eczema is that of flare-ups. Certain triggers can worsen eczema or cause it to become extremely problematic. In most situations, eczema can be spotted based on exposure to certain triggers. Triggers that can impact the skin when eczema is present include:
- Cigarette smoke
- Certain foods (dairy, nuts)
- Increased levels of stress
- Certain fabrics against the skin
- Skincare products with certain ingredients
When eczema flare-ups occur, patients should work with a dermatologist at Keys Dermatology to discuss their options for treatment to calm the inflammation and control the itching and discomfort.
Will my eczema go away?
In most cases, eczema is a chronic condition. However, children who are diagnosed with eczema may later grow out of it as they enter into the teenage years or adulthood. What causes some patients to deal with eczema for many years, versus those who notice their condition lessening with time, is unknown. Studies and research continues to find a cause and permanent solution for patients who have been diagnosed with eczema.
How is eczema diagnosed?
Eczema is diagnosed during an evaluation with a doctor. The condition is visible, and with information regarding the patient’s medical history, our team at Keys Dermatology can provide a proper diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is reached, then patients work with our providers to determine the best course of treatment. Most patients with eczema can control active flare-ups with light therapy and/or topical medications, and can create a skincare routine with their doctor that reduces dryness that can contribute to future flare-ups.
Are you tired of your eczema?
Start taking control of your condition, and start living your life without uncomfortable, itchy skin! Call Keys Dermatology of Islamorada and Key West, FL to discuss your needs. We have two convenient locations in the area and offer a single line to call for an appointment: (305) 664-8828.