Eczema is a common skin disorder that manifests itself as itchy skin and a red rash; it is particularly common in infants and young children. Eczema most often develops as a result of an allergic reaction, or an immune-system malfunction. It can cause irritation and inflammation anywhere on the body, but is especially prevalent on the face, the insides of the arms, and behind the knees. In infants with eczema, the scalp is frequently affected.
Eczema can include symptoms of raised and crusty patches, blisters that ooze, or dry and scaling skin. It is diagnosed by physical examination and patient consultation.
Your provider at AllPhases Dermatology will tailor treatment to you. Potential treatments include:
- Topical corticosteroids
- Recommended behavioral changes, such as in bathing and laundering