What treatment is best for eczema patients?By Dr. Mary Lupo
Treatment of eczemaTo determine the best treatment for eczema, patients need to better understand the cause of their eczema. Some patients are just more susceptible to flare-ups than others. Flare-ups can be mild or severe. They are often caused by some of the following issues:
- Temperature changes
- Exposure to cigarette smoke
- Cleansers and soaps
- Infections and colds
- Synthetic fibers against the skin
- High sugar diets
Treatment for eczema will depend on the cause, as well as the type and severity. If eczema is caused by exposure to certain elements or materials, avoidance of these items can greatly reduce the risk of flare-ups. However, if the reason is unknown or cannot be avoided, treatment options are discussed. They may include:
- Specialized soaps
- Topical prescription creams
- Immunosuppressant medications
Schedule a visit at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology today!Patients who are faced with problems such as eczema are urged to visit a Board-certified dermatologist to discuss possible treatment options that can calm itching and reduce the chance of future flare-ups. Dr. Mary Lupo is dedicated to helping adult patients with this and many other medical and cosmetic dermatology concerns. Call her facility today at (504) 777-3047 to make an appointment.
Our mission at the Lupo Center is to provide patients with innovative, effective and ethical care to make each person look and feel their personal best. To fulfill our goal, we provide state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments to all patients.
Board certified dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology Mary P. Lupo, MD has been a leader in the field of non-surgical rejuvenation since 1983. She travels internationally to teach her innovative techniques, and her reputation brings in patients from around the country. She started the first formal residency training program for injectables and peels in 1983 at Tulane Medical School and served as past president of Women’s Dermatologic Society, clinical professor of dermatology at Tulane and a founder of Cosmetic Boot Camp. Dr. Lupo holds membership in many prestigious dermatology associations, participates in clinical trials for approval of new drugs and devices and acts as an advisor for numerous aesthetic-minded companies.