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Eczema and Allergic Reactions

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Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments available to help reduce symptoms, improve the appearance of the affected skin, and even prevent further flare-ups. Dr. Hellman can help you alleviate your symptoms – so do not hesitate to come in right away!

What Is Eczema?

Eczema is a common skin condition that occurs when the skin becomes inflamed and irritated. It can cause red, itchy patches on the skin as well as dryness and flaking. In some cases, eczema may also be accompanied by swelling or blistering of the affected area. Although there is no cure for eczema at this time, treatment options are available to help manage symptoms and reduce flare-ups of the condition.

What Treatments Are Available for Eczema and Allergic Reactions?

Common treatments for eczema and allergic reactions include: topical medications such as corticosteroids or antihistamines to reduce inflammation; moisturizers to hydrate the skin; phototherapy (light therapy) to kill bacteria that can cause infection; and immunosuppressants to suppress the body’s immune response. In severe cases, systemic medications may be prescribed to control flare-ups.

Other lifestyle modifications may be recommended by Dr. Hellman, such as avoiding triggers or wearing loose clothing made from natural materials like cotton. Washing with mild soaps and warm water instead of hot water can also help manage eczema symptoms. With appropriate treatment and management techniques, an individual with eczema or allergies can lead a normal life free from discomfort caused by their condition.

Why Choose Hellman Dermatology for Eczema Treatments?

Dr. Hellman and her team at Hellman Dermatology are passionate about providing the best care to their patients at their New York City and Delray Beach, Florida offices. With a friendly and caring approach, patients are helped to achieve their medical and aesthetic goals. A board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Hellman is highly experienced and qualified, and able to provide a range of advice and treatments for those suffering from eczema and allergic reactions to the skin.

Contact Hellman Dermatology today and book your consultation for the best care.

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Written by Dr. Hellman on 2/5/2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Can stress cause eczema flare-ups?

Absolutely! Since stress can affect the immune response, eczema can be triggered by periods of stress.

How can I tell if I have eczema or an allergy?

If you suffer from occasional periods of itchy, red, dry rashes on the face, hands or other parts of the body, you may be suffering from eczema or an allergic reaction. If you have not identified the trigger of these rashes, book a consultation with Dr. Hellman for help.

Can lifestyle modifications help reduce flare-ups of eczema and allergies?

As part of your treatment, it may be recommended that you wear loose clothing made from natural materials, wash with mild soaps, and use warm water instead of hot. These and other lifestyle modifications may help reduce flare-ups of eczema and allergies.

How much do eczema treatments cost?

Because of the variance and number of treatments available, costs can vary when managing the symptoms of eczema and allergic reactions. At your consultation, pricing will be discussed in full.

What is the difference between eczema and psoriasis?

The main difference is its underlying cause – psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, whereas the exact causes of eczema are complicated and can be harder to determine.

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About the Author

Dr. Judith Hellman is a board-certified dermatologist and an associate professor at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Her passion for people shines through when consulting on a diverse range of medical skin conditions and how these may affect health, aesthetics, and self-esteem. Dr. Hellman has lectured globally and has authored many journal articles. Her fluency in English, Hungarian, and Hebrew helps enhance multilingual communication for many dermatology patients in NYC.

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