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Patients near Whittier get relief with eczema treatment

Dr. Blose offers a number of ways to relieve the symptoms of eczema, a condition that is both associated and often confused with other diseases and may be responsible for other diseases.

Understanding eczema

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with this condition, some of the following symptoms may sound very familiar:
  • Itching, which is especially severe at night
  • Red to grayish patches
  • Rashes are especially prominent and persistent on the hands, feet, lower leg, wrists, neck, and the bend at the elbows and knees
  • Bumps may be present, and fluid-filled
  • Crusting may occur as the bumps are scratched
  • Scales
  • Swelling, rawness from consistent, intense scratching
Keep in mind that these symptoms and the severity of the symptoms can vary from person-to-person, and a family history of the disease is reportedly the most significant risk factor for eczema.

If you have a compromised immune system due to other illnesses or viral and bacterial infections such as strep throat this also puts you at a greater risk of developing the condition.

As you might imagine, the skin rashes and dryness of eczema may be mistaken for the symptoms of psoriasis, another condition that results in hyperactive skin cell growth. Interestingly, while the root cause of the two conditions may differ, there are similar treatment options offered by Dr. Blose and his team in the Whittier area.

Generally, treatments for eczema include:
  • Topical medications — When used as prescribed by Dr. Blose, you may find relief from itching and inflammation, and the repair of existing skin damage caused by the itch and flare-ups. Drugs may also be used to protect open sores or cracked areas from infection.
  • Light-based therapy — UV light applied to the treatment area is a controlled fashion suppresses the overactive immune system responsible for inflammation.
Dr. Blose is one of the few dermatologists in the area trained to administer Excel treatment safely. To find out more about this Eczema treatment and others available near Whittier, call (562) 923-6450 for an appointment. The longer you go without treatment, the greater your odds of developing additional conditions such as skin infections and ocular inflammation.

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