Eczema Treatment in New Jersey and Princeton, NJ
Eczema describes rash-like skin conditions that are itchy and irritated. It is a term commonly used to refer to atopic dermatitis. Eczema can develop anywhere – including the scalp, behind the ears, face, and hands. It can also be found in the creases and folds of the arms, neck and back of the legs. The characteristics (including appearance) of eczema varies from person to person and this one of the reasons why it is important to have a rash evaluated by an expert dermatologist.
Dr. Onumah is an expert dermatologist who provides diagnosis and treatment for eczema in Princeton, NJ for patients of all skin types. She tailors her eczema treatments for each patient and takes the time to examine every case individually to determine the best approach. Her treatment regimen has successfully addressed eczema in her patients, returning their skin’s functionality and a healthy appearance. To learn more about her eczema treatments, contact Skin of All Color Dermatology and book an appointment today.
What is Eczema?
Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a collection of different inflammatory skin conditions. It is a common, chronic, and relapsing condition and symptoms typically include patches of itchy, irritated, inflamed skin. Scratching the affected areas could lead to infection.
Eczema affects people of all ages but can usually be found starting at an early age. It is caused by a variety of factors including genetics and environmental elements. For example, people diagnosed with eczema may also have allergies and asthma. These individuals should take careful steps to avoid environmental triggers.
How does Eczema appear on the skin?
The appearance of eczema varies amongst different people. In fair-skinned people, eczema may initially appear reddish and then turn brown. Among darker-skinned people, eczema can make the skin turn lighter or darker.
Why Choose Dr. Onumah for Eczema Treatments in Princeton, NJ?
All patients are different and eczema symptoms may vary in severity and appearance from patient-to patient. This is the reason why Dr. Onumah believes in creating a customized action plan to help her patients achieve their healthy skin goals. If you want to learn more about working with Dr. Onumah, contact Skin of All Color, and book an appointment today. Our team will be glad to help!
Our Approach to Eczema
While there is no known cure, there are a variety of ways to treat eczema. At Skin of All Color, Dr. Onumah creates a patient-specific treatment plan that may include topical medications and other therapeutic methods to minimize the symptoms of eczema and return you to healthy skin. There are varying degrees of eczema, so the treatment methods that Dr. Onumah prescribes for each patient may vary depending upon the degree of each patient’s case. The best treatment is the one customized for you. If you have tried over-the-counter treatments for eczema to no avail, it might be time to turn to the services of a dermatologist. Call Skin of All Color today to book an appointment.
How can I recognize eczema?
Eczema can manifest itself in a variety of different ways depending on how severe it is. For patients who experience mild symptoms, these may include rough, dry skin with visible flaking. Patients with severe symptoms will experience cracked skin, an intense red color, pain, and infected areas due to scratching.
How can I prevent an eczema flare?
Flares may be minimized by avoiding the environmental triggers for eczema, including certain foods, fragrances, or other sources of allergens. Gentle care of your skin is always important to maintaining the skin’s barrier function and healthy appearance. To care for your skin, use a fragrance-free cleanser and moisturizer.
Can eczema be cleared up?
The best way to address eczema is through an evaluation by a dermatologist. There are over-the-counter cleansers and moisturizers specially formulated for eczema prone skin that may calm some of the symptoms that you may experience. However, if symptoms persist, it is recommended that you contact a dermatologist.
Are there foods that can trigger eczema?
While all environmental triggers for eczema are not yet known, some have observed that certain foods may be part of the trigger for eczema. If you are seeing eczema after eating a specific type of food, it is recommended that you contact a dermatologist.
Need more information on eczema treatments in Princeton, NJ? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Onumah today or phone us at 609-250-7198.