Many patients ask, “What causes eczema?”By Dr. Mary Lupo
What is eczema?Eczema, sometimes called atopic dermatitis, results in red, itchy skin. This inflammatory condition can be a chronic issue for patients, and typically develops in early childhood. However, adults can develop atopic dermatitis and may notice it occurs with certain triggers.
What causes eczema?The causes of eczema are unknown. It has not been determined if it’s arrival is linked to genetics or if it is due to specific environmental exposures. However, it may become more noticeable with triggers. Triggers for eczema may include:
- Environmental changes
- Sunlight exposure
- Exposure to products such as certain soaps or creams
What treatment is available for eczema?Most patients respond well to eczema treatments that involve topical creams and antibiotics. These creams are used on the areas where eczema occurs to calm them and provide relief from the itching and uncomfortable feeling these flare-ups can cause. Patients then work with their dermatologist to develop a skin care regimen to reduce the chances of flare-ups by keeping the skin moisturized.
Schedule a visitAt the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology, our staff can assist patients with a variety of skin concerns. If you live in New Orleans or the surrounding area, we encourage you to speak to our Board-certified dermatologist about conditions such as eczema and how to control them. Cal (504) 777-3047 today to book an appointment at our practice located at 145 Allen Toussaint Boulevard #302.
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, adjunct 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.