Eczema can be a condition that causes both physical discomfort and emotional concern, as the appearance of eczema can make a person self-conscious. The Herschthal Practice offers eczema treatments to men and women living in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and the surrounding areas of Florida.
What is Eczema?
Eczema is a skin condition that triggers inflammation in the skin which can be red, rough, and often itchy. It typically appears on the hands, arms, and behind the knees, but can develop anywhere on the body. Eczema has a variety of causes but is best defined by its two types: atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis.
What is Atopic Dermatitis?
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic form of eczema that can flare up at any time. It is most often seen in children, but teens and young adults can still develop the condition. Since this form of eczema can be inherited or developed for a number of reasons, it can be difficult to pinpoint a source of irritation for immediate relief. Seeking the professional care of a dermatologist is often the best approach for treating atopic dermatitis.
What is Contact Dermatitis?
Contact dermatitis is a rash that is caused by direct contact with a substance that triggers an allergic reaction in the skin. This can be because of substances like soaps and lotions, which might contain chemicals that irritate the skin. Contact dermatitis can also be caused by clothing or jewelry, depending on their material.
How is Eczema Treated?
Contact dermatitis rarely needs dermatologic care, as avoiding the irritant can prevent the condition from flaring up and eliminate any symptoms. For atopic dermatitis, there are several treatment options. Most often, symptoms can be managed with topical solutions or prescription medications. In more severe cases, we may recommend injectable treatments or biologics for a more aggressive treatment.
How Much Does Acne Treatment Cost in Boca Raton, FL?
In some cases, eczema treatments may be covered by insurance, but the amount of coverage and type of treatments covered can vary. To determine your coverage and if you will be responsible for any additional costs, schedule a consultation with us today. To help keep our treatments both affordable and accessible, we accept all major credit cards as well as financing through CareCredit®.
If you suffer from eczema, contact us today to schedule a consultation. The Herschthal Practice specializes in advanced dermatology treatments to help patients address any skin health concerns. We welcome patients from Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, and Boca Raton, FL.