at Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California
Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is a common inflammation of the skin that is associated with allergies. Symptoms of eczema include swollen, scaly, itchy, cracking, bumpy, blistering or red skin. Some types of eczema may be caused by allergens that you’ve come into contact with, including:
- Skin soap or shampoo
- Cleaning materials
- Rubber products
- Certain metals, such as nickel jewelry
- Weeds, grasses & poison oak
- Dust mites
- Animal dander
If you have any eczema symptoms, look to Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained allergy doctors are experts when it comes to solving eczema and all other skin allergy problems.
Treatment of eczema
Carr and Sugar conduct in-office skin tests to diagnose eczema and then develop a customized treatment plan to provide welcome, lasting relief. Eczema treatments include prescription skin creams and lotions and, obviously, avoiding the cause of the rash altogether. If indicated, medicated shampoos will be recommended. Lastly, if your eczema causes your skin to become infected, our doctors may prescribe antibiotics.
For more information about eczema treatment or to schedule your personal appointment, call (949) 364-2900 today. Our patients visit us from Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Juan Capistsrano, Talega, Aliso Viejo, Coto de Caza, Dana Point, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach and Laguna Hills in Orange County (OC), CA.