ENT Doctor | 4 Questions You Probably Have About Eczema

ENT Doctor | Chances are you have seen someone in your life with red blotchy spots on their skin. You may have assumed that they had some sort of sickness but they more likely suffer from eczema. Over 30 million Americans have the condition but there are still many misconceptions about it. Find out more below about what eczema is and how to treat it if you find yourself with an eczema diagnosis from your allergy doctor.

What Is Eczema?

Essentially eczema is a skin condition that causes red blotchy spots to appear due to an allergen. The patches of skin that are affected become red and inflamed and are incredibly itchy. An eczema flare up can appear in a wide range of levels from mild to severe.

Who Gets Eczema?

While the exact cause is still unknown, many patients with eczema are babies and children. Usually, children will grow out of their eczema but there are some who will continue to deal with the condition through adulthood. Adults can also develop it even if they didn’t have the condition as a child.

Is It Contagious?

Absolutely not! Eczema is a skin condition that comes from within the body. Researchers believe that eczema could be a combination of a person’s genes and the environment. Eczema is like an allergy in that the skin reacts to an allergen and the body overreacts causing an allergic reaction on the skin.

How Is It Treated?

Unfortunately, there is no cure for eczema right now. Many treatment options are available including medicine, prescription lotion, and phototherapy. Talk to your allergy doctor about ways that you can naturally fight eczema as well as those options have proven to help many eczema sufferers.

If you have noticed some patches of skin that are red and itchy, consider contacting your local allergy doctor at National Allergy and ENT. Relief is available for those who have this condition and you should see an allergy doctor to verify the condition. Remember that eczema is very common and you are just one of 30 million Americans who deal with dry and itchy skin.