Treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis of the type of eczema

May 6, 2019

accurate diagnosis of the type of eczema from dermatologist in ashburn area

accurate diagnosis of the type of eczema from dermatologist in ashburn areaAt Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners,  we are dedicated to assisting patients in the Centreville area with their skin care concerns. It’s reported that more than 31 million Americans have eczema. Since this inflammation is not one, but many, different types of conditions, it’s important to seek specialized knowledge for a customized eczema treatment.

Atopic dermatitis is a severe type of eczema. Infants are frequently afflicted with the characteristic intense itching, redness, and flaking skin. The Board-certified dermatologists may work with your pediatrician to develop lifestyle modifications to prevent irritation to your baby’s sensitive skin. Irritants often include clothes made from synthetic fibers, harsh soaps, dust mites, and pet dander. If symptoms persist, the doctors may prescribe creams or light-based therapies, singularly or in combination with medications.

You have probably had contact dermatitis or will develop it at some point. When your skin contacts an irritant or allergen like latex, bleach, or a poisonous plant, you may develop the telltale blisters, and cracking, burning, and stinging with this type of eczema. Unlike atopic dermatitis, it is not a chronic condition and triggers may be avoided. If you have an infection or your symptoms are severe, the doctor can prescribe antibiotics or steroids.

Better known as “cradle cap” among the youngest patients, seborrheic dermatitisoften distinguishes itself with intense scalp dryness and flaking. Nummular eczema is a common condition characterized by stubborn disc-shaped inflammation that can look a lot like ringworm. You, or a loved one, may also suffer from other types of eczema, including neurodermatitis and stasis dermatitis.

If you are interested in learning more about the services and treatments we offer, contact Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia Centreville. We assist patients of all ages in our state-of-the-art facility. We provide medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions to men and women at both our Centreville and Sterling locations. Our Centreville location can be reached at (703) 222-2773 and is conveniently located in Suite #301 at 13880 Braddock Road. We accept new patients who are ready for quality, comprehensive dermatological care.

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