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With our same day eczema treatment service, you can meet with an online doctor and have your eczema treated within minutes. Instead of going to your doctor in person you can conveniently meet with a top PlushCare doctor online and get diagnosed and prescribed any necessary medication.
Eczema is a general term that refers to rash-like skin conditions. Eczema causes the skin to be red and very itchy. It affects both adults and children and is most common in babies. Eczema occurs when your skin reacts to substances such as allergens, irritants, and toxins. In this way, eczema is related to environmental factors.
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If you have the following symptoms it is important to take precautions to prevent infections as the skin is more vulnerable. Common symptoms of eczema are: Dry skin, severe itching, red or gray-brown scaly patches on the: hands, feet, ankles, wrists, neck, chest, eyelids, inside the elbows, back of the knees, and for infants: the face, cheeks, and scalp. Small, raised bumps that when scratched may leak and crust or scab over, scaly, cracked, thickened skin, raw, sensitive, or swollen skin from scratching.
Popular triggers include: Dry skin, hand or body soap, laundry detergent, surface cleaners or disinfectants, metals (especially nickel), cigarette smoke, fragrances, wool or polyester, antibacterial ointment, formaldehyde (common in disinfectants, some vaccines, glues and other adhesives), cocamidopropyl betaine (used to thicken some shampoos and lotions), paraphenylene-diamine (found in some leather dyes and temporary tattoos), excessive stress, allergens such as pollen, dust mites, pet dander, mold and dandruff, hormonal changes, climate, eczema may be seasonal, worsened by summer heat or winter dryness.
Things you can do to help prevent eczema flares: Moisturize skin at least two times a day, identify and avoid triggers, take shorter, cooler baths and showers to avoid drying out the skin, use gentle, unscented soaps, pat yourself dry instead of rubbing, take a bleach bath up to twice a week by adding ½ cup bleach to a full tub of warm water and soaking for 10 minutes.
Different flares may need different and various treatments. Some eczema treatment methods include:
Corticosteroid cream or ointment to reduce itching, anti-itch creams, calcineurin inhibitor creams to help the immune system, topical or oral antibiotics for bacterial infections caused by scratching, oral corticosteroids to control inflammation, oral antihistamines (allergy medications), dupilumab (Dupixent), a new, expensive injectable biologic (monoclonal antibody), wet bandages, light therapy, oatmeal baths, humidifier, relaxation, behavior modification and biofeedback to help control the urge to scratch.
Yes, online doctors can treat eczema. You can electronically send pictures of the affected area to your online doctor before your appointment. They will be able to diagnose your condition, help identify your triggers, advise you on at-home treatments, and when necessary, prescribe medication. To speak to an online doctor about eczema treatment, click here.
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