Eczema is a long-term condition that causes itchy, red, dry and cracked skin. The most common type of eczema is atopic eczema, which usually occurs in the folds of skin. It can affect areas such as:

  • Around the eyes and ears.
  • At the back of the knees.
  • Inside of the elbows.
  • On the side of the neck.

Most people are only mildly affected by the condition but it can vary in severity, with the worst symptoms including cracked, sore and bleeding skin.

If you are suffering from eczema, contact IPSA for treatment.

Eczema Treatment at IPSA

At the IPSA clinic, you will be seen by our doctor who has a special interest in skin. We can offer immediate appointments and our doctors will always take your symptoms seriously.

Our experienced doctor will discuss all available methods of treatment for you, from topical medication to put on your skin to the best form of oral medication to help control your symptoms.

We will manage the condition with the most effective prescription regimen and offer you guidance on skin care products that are best suited to your skin condition. The doctor will give you a skin care regimen to follow at home.

We will review your case and follow the treatment up carefully during your skin’s recovery period.

We will also give you the best advice on reducing redness reduction and long-term management of your eczema symptoms to prevent permanent skin changes and scarring.

If you believe that there is an allergic component to your symptoms, we will offer you a full allergy screening.

What Causes Eczema?

There is no single cause of atopic eczema, but research has suggested that it is largely inherited. Your symptoms may be a mixture of both inherited and environmental causes acting together.

Environmental factors that can cause atopic eczema include house dust mites, pet fur and pollen.

Different foods can also cause the condition. The foods that can cause allergic reactions include:

  • Eggs
  • Nuts
  • Cows’ milk
  • Soya
  • Wheat.

Other things may trigger your eczema, including hormonal changes in women, stress, exercise, certain irritants such as soaps and detergents, wool and nylon clothing, very cold, dry weather, unfamiliar pets and overheating.

What Medications Can I Take For Eczema?

Our doctors may recommend a range of treatments including emollients, which are commonly used to treat dry skin. We may also suggest topical corticosteroids, which can reduce swelling and redness if you have a flare-up.

If your eczema flares up, you could have symptoms like:

  • Extremely itchy, red, hot, dry and scaly skin
  • Wet, weeping and swollen skin
  • Skin infected with bacteria.

We will prescribe different strengths for different parts of the body. Our doctors may also recommend other medications to ease your symptoms such as antihistamines, oral corticosteroids, antibiotics or topical immunosuppresants.

At IPSA, we can offer a range of treatments to ease your individual eczema symptoms. Contact us for a consultation with a doctor today or book your appointment online.