Eczema has met its match in Dulles
Did you know that a family history of allergies and asthma increases tendency to eczema? The “itch that rashes” affects up to 20 percent of infants and about three percent of the adult population. While eczema
is not life-threatening, it can certainly be a life quality issue. The doctor at Dulles Dermatology Associates in Dulles
, VA has effective treatment solutions.
Is it eczema?
Eczema can take many forms, presenting a variety of symptoms with varying severity. For this reason, it is easily misdiagnosed. Evaluation by a Board-certified dermatologist is an essential first step
in finding relief.
While most common on the face, scalp, wrists, hands, feet, and behind the knees, eczema can appear virtually anywhere on the body. It begins with itching, sometimes before the rash even appears. Other potential symptoms include:
- Dry, scaly skin.
- Thickened skin.
- Reddish or brown rash (on fair-complected individuals).
- Lighter or darker areas on more pigmented complexions.
- Oozing and crusting, usually occurring on children.
There is no lab test to verify eczema, so the doctor’s knowledge is critical. Dr. Chaudhry is a Board-certified dermatologist with clinical experience of many years. She is adept at accurately diagnosing troublesome skin conditions such as eczema.
Clear skin awaits
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for eczema. Our doctor begins with the least invasive technique, identifying and eliminating triggers that cause flare-ups. Then she progresses to topical treatments to relieve discomfort and keep skin moisturized. Prescription creams and ointments lessen inflammation. Oral antibiotics help to reduce harmful bacteria populations on skin, and antihistamines calm skin reaction. Immunomodulators are also an option. These FDA-approved topical drugs modify immune system response, preventing or reducing flare-ups.
Are you ready for a personalized strategy to clear your skin
and keep eczema at bay? Call Dulles Dermatology Associates in Dulles
, VA at (844) 357-3376
. New patients (including pediatric) are welcome.