Eczema

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Eczema is usually marked by dry and red patches of skin that itch and worsens when scratched. Eczema can occur anywhere on the body and if the skin is repeatedly scratched, the skin may become thick and resemble leather. Eczema is an immune system response to external factors such as soaps, clothing, or even weather, and whose exact cause has yet to be determined. It is not contagious, but may be hereditary. This inflamed, itchy skin rash that can be limited to a few areas of the body or become widespread. Eczema can occur at any age but is most common in young adults. About 50 percent of patients are affected throughout life. Eczema tends to run in families, particularly those with allergies. Additionally, many eczema patients tend to have skin allergies to various products.

Dr. Yolanda C. Holmes has extensive knowledge in treating this skin condition and can also several effective moisturizers for the treatment of this condition, as well as special products formulated just for eczema patients. Most Common Types Of Skin Cancer:

Although eczema isn't usually an emergency condition, if it worsens in spite of daily application of over-the-counter creams or other remedies you should call and make an appointment with Dr. Holmes. If your skin has become infected or the rash has become hot and painful and red streaks appear, or if a fever is present, medical attention should be obtained immediately. It is always wise to seek medical attention at the first sign of anything wrong.

What Are The Symptoms of Eczema?

Eczema can appear differently on each person, but usually starts with intense itching and which causes scratching. The scratching frequently produces a rash that shows up as patches of red or inflamed skin that is covered with a flaky, dry skin. If it is repeatedly scratched, the patch may become crusty or ooze. Patches of eczema most often show up on the face, arms, and legs, especially in creases in the skin, but it can appear anywhere on the body.

Signs Of Ecezma:

  • Very dry skin.
  • Often red and scaly with a rough, sandpaper-like texture that can resemble fish or crocodile skin.
  • It may resemble a fungus infection with whitish spots

Please call and make a appointment with Dr. Yolanda C. Holmes, one of the nation's leading dermatologists in medical and cosmetic dermatology.

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