What causes eczema?By Dr. Mary Lupo
What causes eczema?Eczema is a chronic, relapsing inflammatory skin disease. Eczema often develops as flare-ups which are triggered by a variety of instances, including:
- Extreme temperature changes
- Rough, coarse materials against the skin
- Animal dander
- Changes in stress levels
- Illnesses such as respiratory infections and colds
- Household product exposure including soaps, perfumes, and laundry detergents
How is eczema detected?Eczema is best characterized as a rash on the skin. It is often itchy and can affect many areas of the body including the face, arms, legs, hands, and feet. It can become difficult for some patients to keep under control. While rashes may be an indication of another health issue, eczema is often easily detected and diagnosed with a visit to a Board-certified dermatologist such as Dr. Mary Lupo.
Treatment options for eczemaOur trained dermatologist and medical staff work together with patients to tailor a specific treatment plan that meets their needs and helps them in healing their skin and combating future flare-ups of eczema. Conditions such as this can often be controlled with the help of a professional. Dr. Mary Lupo first diagnoses the type of eczema, then suggest therapies such as light treatments or topical prescription medications.
Learn more about your skin by calling Dr. Mary LupoThe practice is located in New Orleans, LA. Call (504) 777-3047 to schedule an appointment. We provide general, medical, and cosmetic dermatology solutions for adult patients.