With the first piece from our series of dermatology blogs, take sixty seconds to find out how to manage your condition and keep your skin looking its best.
Many things are worse in winter – coughs and colds, sunbathing, BBQs, and eczema amongst them! Eczema is a catch all term for dry red skin that becomes itchy. It’s common (20% of kids and 10% of adults in the UK) and runs in families – often with hay fever and asthma. There are many causes, lots of triggers, and plenty of options for treatment!
There are several actions you can take to help your skin and keep eczema at bay:
If standard eczema treatments aren’t controlling things well, there may be an infection. Seeing a GP will help you understand your personal eczema journey. For example, you may have a type of eczema caused by coming into contact with something so you might need patch testing.
There are medications you can take by mouth or injection – you’d need to see a dermatologist. Some people improve with light therapy too, so this is worth discussing.
Finally, it may not be eczema! There are many other rashes that cause flare-ups so it’s worth considering if your condition may be something different entirely.
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