Patients from throughout Los Angeles who suffer from eczema find personalized and effective treatment with the providers practicing at Glendale Dermatology, in Glendale, California.
Eczema is the commonly used term for atopic dermatitis and other itchy scaly skin rashes or disorders. Eczema is characterized by itching, redness, and a dry scaly appearance on the skin. Some forms of eczema will cause peeling, blistering or oozing of the skin. Eczema is typically found on the insides of elbows and knees or on the face, but it can occur anywhere on the body. Eczema is more common in children, typically developing after the age of 2 and adult onset of the condition is rare. There is no cure for eczema, but the condition is manageable to improve the comfort and appearance of the patient.
Any number factors could cause an outbreak. Unfortunately, the underlying cause is difficult to diagnose. There are hereditary links that can increase a patient’s risk factor of developing the condition and there are also links to allergic diseases like asthma. While the specific cause can be challenging to identify, some common triggers of eczema include:
The providers at Glendale Dermatology consider each patient’s case individually and create customized treatment plans to specifically address the unique concerns and symptoms for each patient. While each patient receives individualized care, there are some common themes of treatment. For example, the provider may recommend a regular skin care regime involving gentle soap-free cleansers and a good moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated. The provider may help the patient to make lifestyle changes to maintain his or her overall health with a balanced diet, regular exercise and hobbies that help to reduce stress can help to manage outbreaks. The provider may also ask a patient to keep a diary to keep track of diet, exercise, daily activities and eczema flare-ups to identify any triggers. This can help to avoidance therapy where the patient takes steps to avoid triggers. The provider may prescribe topical corticosteroids or calcineurin inhibitors to reduce the itch and rash associated with an outbreak. In some instances, phototherapy or excimer laser therapy might be helpful, both of which help to reduce itch and inflammation, increase vitamin D production and bacteria fighting cells in the skin.
At Glendale Dermatology, we accept PPO plans of the following insurances. We do not accept any EPO plans, HMO, or Covered California plans at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. We gladly accommodate patients without insurance who wish to pay out of pocket with discounted prices.
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