Eczema, medically known as atopic dermatitis, leads to red, scaly patches that can become uncomfortable and increase your risk of skin infections. If you struggle with minor or severe eczema, the caring dermatologists at West Derm Center can help, with locations in White Plains, New Rochelle, and Yonkers, New York, and three clinics in the Bronx in Pelham Gardens, Kingsbridge, and Spuyten Duyvil. Click the online scheduler to book your eczema evaluation or call the office nearest you to speak with a team member directly.
Eczema is a serious inflammatory skin condition that affects babies, children, and adults, causing different symptoms among each group. In infants, eczema can lead to:
For toddlers, young children, and teens, eczema can cause:
If you’re an adult struggling with eczema, you may experience any of the following issues:
Without proper treatment, eczema increases your risk of serious skin infections. Even if your eczema seems minor or infrequent, come into West Derm Center for an evaluation.
Eczema is much more common among children. This chronic condition usually begins before kindergarten age and lingers into adulthood. It’s uncommon for eczema to start when you’re an adult.
In any case, the team at West Derm Center finds that your risk of struggling with eczema increases due to:
Eczema affects both men and women, although women have a slightly higher risk.
The dedicated dermatologists at West Derm Center encourage you to come in as soon as possible if you or your child develop eczema symptoms or have a history of eczema flare-ups. Depending on the severity of your eczema, your dermatologist may recommend:
Your dermatologist at West Derm Center also counsels you on how to soothe itchy skin at home. Using specialized moisturizers, applying cool compresses, and avoiding fragranced soaps can all help minimize eczema issues.
Before eczema affects you another day, contact West Derm Center for an evaluation. You can conveniently schedule through the website or over the phone with the clinic nearest you today.