Whether your eczema is acute, chronic, inflamed or itchy, LINIA Skin Clinic can provide you with the treatment you require, to help ease your discomfort.

What is eczema?

The terms eczema is used to describe two forms of skin condition the most simplistic being any form rash-like skin condition, the other being atopic dermatitis, which is a chronic condition that usually begins during infancy. Some individuals outgrow the condition as they reach maturity, though many continue to suffer from eczema throughout their adult lives.

Causes of eczema

The specific cause of eczema remains unknown, though many medical professionals and studies suggest it can be tied to a combination of hereditary and environmental factors.

Such environmental factors include:

  • Irritants – such as soaps, washing detergents and certain foods.
  • Allergens – like pollen, pets and dust mites.
  • Adverse temperatures – high and low humidity, and hot weather.
  • Hormones – many women can experience more severe eczema symptoms during times of hormone fluctuation such as in pregnancy and at certain points in their menstrual cycle.

What are the symptoms of eczema?

The most common manifestation of eczema is the appearance of dry and scaly patches appearing on the skin. These areas are often intensely itchy, during childhood the most common areas affected are the scalp, cheeks, elbows and knees. During adulthood if the symptoms continue these rashes are most commonly found in creases between limbs such as the elbow, behind the knees and between the buttocks and thigh.

Treatments for eczema

Despite there being no cure for eczema, treatment for the condition aims to help reduce the irritation of the rash and heal the affected skin preventing further flare ups.

Here at LINIA Skin we use a number of treatment plans to help during times of flare up, reducing your itch and providing fast relief, but as every case is different we always recommend a consultation with our expert dermatologist to help identify the perfect treatment plan for you.

Our treatments include:

  • Topical corticosteroid creams and ointments – these work by providing an anti-inflammatory response, relieving skin inflammation and itchiness.
  • Barrier repair moisturizers – help reduce water loss from the skin and help in its recovery.
  • Antihistamines – which help by reducing histamine levels and therefore relieving the itching sensation.
  • Phototherapy – this is used to treat mild to moderate eczema cases and involves exposure of the affected areas to ultraviolet A or B waves.

So, if you’re fed of suffering, fill in our consultation request from below today and one of our expert team will be happy to sit down and discuss the perfect treatment plan to suit your needs.

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