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Eczema is the name for a group of conditions that cause the skin to become itchy, inflamed, or have a rash-like appearance. There are seven types of eczema: atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic, nummular, seborrheic dermatitis, and stasis dermatitis. The impact it has on your quality of life and peace of mind can be terribly damaging. This skin disorder can be hard to hide and can affect the way you feel about yourself. Getting treatment can ease your symptoms and help you cope with the problem better, reducing breakouts. And that’s exactly what Dr. Kia and the team at Allergy & Skin Spa can help you do.
What Is Eczema?
Eczema can be brought on by your environment as well as genetic factors. It causes skin swelling in a variety of forms. Rashes and dryness can crop up everywhere, from your face to the area behind your knees, the inside of your elbows, and also on your hands and feet. These rashes can be intensely itchy, but scratching only makes things worse. The skin at the site can turn red and swell up further, aggravating your condition. Eczema is a condition that affects infants, children, and adults alike.
Symptoms of Eczema
Children and babies who have this skin condition tend to experience swelling, dryness or rashes crop up on their cheeks and chin on the face, though they may also have the problem anywhere on the body. Many children outgrow this, but some carry it into adulthood, dealing with a lifelong battle. If you do wind up with eczema as an adult, do know that it could well be a long-lasting condition. You may have good spells and bad ones, but knowing how to get through each flare-up can make all the difference. At Allergy & Skin Spa, Dr. Kia can work out a care plan to reduce your risk of flare-ups.
Preventing Eczema Flare Ups
As anyone who’s lived with eczema will tell you, what is most important is knowing your triggers so you can prevent flare-ups. For some people, it could be pollen in the air; for others, stress might be a trigger. In some cases, your skin may be triggered by a cream or perfume. Working out a bath and moisturizing routine can help prevent the onset of breakouts. Your doctor will help you plan which lotions, soaps, and fabrics are less likely to cause a problem. This is important to prevent infection, dryness, and flare-ups which can worsen the condition. Once your doctor prescribes a care regimen and medication, stick to it! Dr. Kia is committed to giving his patients the highest quality care. With the latest techniques combined with his experience, you’ll benefit from the best possible care and treatment for eczema.
Treating Eczema in Los Angeles, CA
Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that affects an estimated 30 million Americans and can cause physical discomfort and pain on an almost daily basis. If this is you and you are ready for relief, fill out and submit the form below or call our office today at (310) 312-1231 to get started.