Eczema Treatment (Atopic Dermatitis) in Birmingham, AL
More than 30 million Americans have some form of eczema. It is possible to have more than one type of eczema at a time, but that is relatively rare. Eczema is not a contagious disease, and many people seek eczema treatment for personal reasons. Dermatologists of Birmingham offers eczema treatment for children and adults who live in Birmingham, Alabaster and surrounding areas in Alabama.
What is Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)?
Eczema is a group of conditions that tend to cause a specific set of symptoms: the skin becomes red, itchy and inflamed.
In more extreme cases, eczema can cause the skin to peel, or blister and ‘weep’. This happens when blisters filled with clear fluid start to drain. Eczema is generally understood to be a combination of genetics and environmental factors that can cause the disease to flare up. Irritants or allergens tend to cause the flare-ups.
Benefits of Eczema Treatment (Atopic Dermatitis)
The goal of eczema treatment is not to cure the condition, but rather to:
- Relieve your symptoms
- Reduce the frequency of your outbreaks
- Prevent complications, such as skin thickening and infections
How Do I Know If I Have Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)?
Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema. It is a chronic inflammatory disease that tends to be aggravated by certain triggers. Atopic dermatitis usually starts in the first six months of life and is a chronic condition indefinitely. It is generally visible when the immune system goes into overdrive. Common symptoms of atopic dermatitis include:
- Redness of skin
- Dry, scaly skin
- A rash on the cheeks, arms and/or legs
- Open sores or blisters that can sometimes be ‘weepy’ (emit a clear substance)
Eczema symptoms do vary based on patient age.
What to Expect from Eczema Treatment (Atopic Dermatitis)
Eczema is not curable, so our dermatologists work with you to structure a plan that best manages your condition. Your plan may include professional skin care products, medications and other treatments.
Dry Skin Treatment
Patients who had eczema as a child may develop dry skin later in life. The skin is irritated and sensitive. Some of these adults also develop eczema on the eyelids and/or cataracts. If you have dry skin and a history of eczema, we recommend that you meet with one of our dermatologists.
How Much Does Eczema Treatment (Atopic Dermatitis) Cost in Birmingham?
Eczema treatment may be covered as a specialty service under your medical insurance. Any portion that is not covered is your responsibility. We review these costs after your consultation. For your convenience, we accept payment by cash, checks, major credit cards and our financing options.
Living with the itching, inflamed, red skin from eczema reduces your ability to enjoy your favorite activities and time with family. Eczema treatment helps you better manage your symptoms. To learn more about eczema treatment at Dermatologists of Birmingham, contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.
*Individual results may vary. The content on this website is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a qualified physician.