Eczema is a form of chronic skin inflammation that predominantly causes itching. It's also commonly known simply as dermatitis; it can be caused by either internal or external stimuli.
The most common causes of eczema are atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dry skin or due to contact with some toxic substances on the skin (e.g. acid, lye, oils). Eczema can occur anywhere on the body. Eczema treatment involves a regimen that protects and hydrates the skin with fragrance free products, topical corticosteroids, topical non-steroidal creams, and possibly an injectable medication.
If you have or think you may have eczema, contact Wellness Dermatology in Lawrenceville, NJ to learn more about the various eczema treatments we can offer.