More than 30 million Americans have eczema — a group of conditions that cause red, inflamed, and itchy skin. Since there are several different types of eczema, if you have it, Jeanne Paz, MD, of Nassau Bay Dermatology in Webster, Texas, can help. As a dermatologist with over 27 years of experience treating all types of eczema in both children and adults, Dr. Paz helps you get this chronic condition under control and alleviate painful symptoms. If you or a family member has eczema, call for an appointment or book online.
Eczema is a chronic skin condition, like psoriasis, that has no cure. Eczema symptoms vary from person to person, but typically cause itchy, red, and inflamed areas of skin that appear anywhere on your body. Eczema is common in children, often beginning before age five and lasting into adulthood.
There are several different types of psoriasis, including:
Dr. Jeanne Paz carefully examines your skin to determine which type of eczema you have so she can prescribe the most effective treatments to get it under control.
Eczema symptoms often include dry, itchy, or cracked patches of skin, or depending on the type you have, any of the following:
It’s important to find an effective method of managing your symptoms so they don’t worsen over time, or inhibit your quality of life. Dr. Paz and her caring team understand how frustrating this condition can be and provide customized treatment plans to relieve you of your symptoms and the stress that comes with managing daily eczema.
Once Dr. Paz determines that your condition is eczema, and the type you have, she recommends treatments that relieve your symptoms and help to control the frequency of flare-ups. Mild eczema symptoms often respond well to:
For more severe cases of eczema, you may benefit from topical or oral medications that include hydrocortisone, antihistamines, or corticosteroids. Ultraviolet light therapy may also help relieve symptoms long term.
If managing eczema symptoms is a challenge, call Nassau Bay Dermatology to schedule an appointment with Dr. Paz, or use the online booking tool.