When to Follow-Up with a Dermatologist for Eczema Care

May 14, 2018

By Lauren Snitzer, MD, U.S. Dermatology Partners Sugar Land

If you’ve already been diagnosed with eczema, how do you know when it’s time to go back to the dermatologist for eczema care?

You’re already painfully familiar with the uncomfortable symptoms of eczema: red, itchy, cracked, blistered and inflamed skin. For some, flare-ups occur sporadically and cause severe symptoms. For others, it’s a chronic condition with milder symptoms.

Though eczema is an extremely common skin condition that affects some 31 million Americans, there currently is no cure. However, there are many different treatments to manage the symptoms of eczema. A dermatologist can help you find the right treatment — or combination of treatments — that works best for you.

So, once you have been diagnosed with eczema, when should you go back to the dermatologist for eczema care? Here are some general guidelines to help you out:

Source: It’s An Itchy Little World – When to Follow-Up with a Dermatologist for Eczema Care

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