Eczema is not a rare skin problem – far from it. Many people in the U.S. have some form of this condition. It can cause itchy and uncomfortable rashes, but you don’t have to let it get the better of you. Here’s what you need to know about what causes eczema and how you can keep it under control.

Dealing With Eczema

There are several factors that make a person more likely to develop eczema, although not everyone with these risk factors will get the condition. It tends to appear most often on the knees, feet, face, and hands, tends to appear thickened, scaly, or dry, and in some individuals can affect pigmentation. The causes are not yet entirely known, but it is considered to be connected to the immune system’s overactive response to unknown triggers. Those with family histories of asthma or allergies may be more susceptible to this condition.

Can Eczema Be Cured?

Eczema is a chronic condition. As of now, it cannot be cured. All the same, that doesn’t mean that it cannot be treated effectively. For some people, symptoms tend to diminish over time. Many children with the condition grow out of it and have few to no flare-ups as adults. But even if time hasn’t lessened your symptoms, seeking out treatment and adopting skin-friendly lifestyle habits will help you enjoy better-looking and better-feeling skin. Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so the best thing you can do for its well-being is to take an active approach to caring for it.

The Takeaway

Eczema can be a frustrating condition to live with, but there’s actually plenty you can do about it. With good skin care and the right treatments, you’ll notice your flare-ups getting less and less frequent. Get in touch today to learn more about your options for managing your eczema.

To learn more about eczema and what you can do to combat it, get in touch with Orlando Dermatology and make an appointment with us! At our office in Orlando, Dr. Lateef and his devoted staff will be delighted to address any concerns and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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