Eczema that causes rough, dry patches can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. Dr. Juarez-Uribe and the staff at Cardiology Medical Clinic of Chula Vista in Chula Vista, California have solutions for you to help you find relief from your itchiest of days. Call the clinic or schedule an appointment online today to start finally feeling better.
Eczema, also known as dermatitis, is a skin condition that causes dry and rough patches on the body. The spots usually itch and are most commonly seen on the cheeks or chins on babies. On adults, the condition is usually seen on the back of your knees or elbows.
Over 30 million Americans have eczema in the United States. Eczema primarily affects children and usually disappears as children age, however, some children may continue to experience symptoms as adults. Less commonly, adults may form eczema with no prior symptoms of the condition as a child.
Symptoms of eczema range from mildly annoying to extremely itchy, however the severity of symptoms vary from person to person. Some common symptoms may include:
Dr. Juarez-Uribe can help you find solutions to help make you more comfortable in your own skin.
Eczema is the body’s immune system overreacting to certain triggers. Certain triggers may cause a flare-up:
It is common for people who have family members with eczema to develop the condition. In addition, there is a correlation between eczema and people with asthma or allergies.
There’s no cure for eczema, but there are many different treatments that can help you prevent future flare-ups. Treatments may depend on your age and the severity of your condition.
Dr. Juarez-Uribe is an expert at helping find the solution that fits your needs. He can help you narrow down what are the exact culprits of your flare-ups and helps you find a suitable treatment. Call Cardiology Medical Clinic of Chula Vista or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about eczema and your treatment options.