Whether you have an annoying red patch or a significant rash over large areas of your body, we’ll provide a personalised solution to clear and relieve your skin.
Eczema (or dermatitis) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin affecting the epidermis.
All eczema looks similar – red, scaly, chapped skin and is often on the face, behind the knees and elbows, back and eyelids.
There are many types of eczema/ dermatitis, including:
There is no specific allergen with atopic dermatitis and it is usually an inherited skin condition which is hypersensitive to environmental triggers and stress. A slight increase in pollen or dust count can trigger an inflammatory response, including red and itchy skin. Common triggers include:
This type of eczema is where the skin is irritated by an allergen. The immune system triggers an allergic response leading to red, scaly, itchy skin, which can persist over a long period of time. Common areas include the neck, hands, and eyelids – areas which are most exposed to foreign chemicals. If you suspect you have contact dermatitis (eczema), our doctors will go through a full consultation with you to help identify the cause and treat the symptoms so you can feel more comfortable.
Caused by rapid dehydration, chapped lips and windburned cheeks are perhaps the most common examples of irritant eczema. It can also be caused by rubbing (e.g. straps and belts), and any environmental factor that dries out the skin quickly. The priority with this eczema is to remove the irritant and then to treat the symptoms to repair the skin’s barrier.
If you are suffering from eczema or red, dry, itchy skin then get in touch or book a consultation with one of our doctors to get quick relief. We also see children and babies. At home – remove the irritant and hydrate the skin as best you can.
Treatments to consider: