Eczema, sometimes also known as dermatitis, is a fairly common skin condition that causes dryness, cracking, inflammation, and sometimes even irritating blisters. The red, itchy skin that is commonly associated with this skin can be quite uncomfortable, even while the condition can fade and flare, periodically. Not only can this condition be quite irritating and painful, but it can also be physically upsetting, motivating individuals to cover up areas they would normally not need to, and generally causing feelings of embarrassment and a lack of self-confidence.
If you’ve been feeling frustrated with the presence of eczema, we offer a number of treatments here at 5C | Dermatology that can help to clear and moisturize your skin, so you can look and feel as healthy as possible. Reach out and set up an in-person consultation at our Spokane location, and we’ll design a treatment plan that’ll help you love the way you look.
What Are the Most Common Symptoms?
One of the most frustrating aspects of eczema can be the variety of symptoms it can present. It often appears differently, from person to person, so those suffering from eczema might experience one, or a combination, of the following symptoms:
- Chronically dry skin
- Scaly, thick skin
- Itching, ranging from mild to severe (often worse at night)
- Patches on the skin, red to brown-grey in color
- Raised bumps that can sometimes leak or become crusty
- Skin that feels raw, or sensitive
- Swollen skin, due to scratching
- Thin skin and stretch marks from overuse of steroids
Depending on the variety and severity of your eczema, we might use a number of different treatments to clear your skin and allow you to enjoy the way you look and feel. During your in-person consultation, we’ll take a look at not only the unique qualities of your skin and anatomy but the specifics of your condition, detailing a personalized treatment plan, designed for your specific needs.