Eczema In New Jersey

Managing Redness For Livingston, Caldwell, Florham Park, Chatham, And Beyond

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The intense itch of eczema can be incredibly uncomfortable. Babies with the condition may rub their skin against bedding or carpeting to relieve the itch. In children and adults, the irritation can be so unpleasant it can make it difficult to sleep. Fortunately, most children will outgrow their eczema by age 10. However, in some patients it can persist on and off throughout life. When it comes to managing flare-ups, New Jersey's Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care offers a range of solutions.

Eczema Quick Facts

  • Common in babies, it most often begins before 5 years of age.
  • Eczema tends to occur in families with a history of allergies or asthma.
  • Eczema affects about 10 to 20% of infants.
  • About three percent of adults and children in the U.S. have this condition.

Speak with New Jersey's eczema specialists at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care. contact us online or call 973-731-9600 to book your appointment today!

What is Eczema?

Eczema (or dermatitis) is a general term for medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated.

The most common form of eczema is atopic dermatitis. Flare-ups of atopic dermatitis typically appear as dry, red patches on the skin, which may become crusted and scaly. During the first year of life, these patches often appear on the scalp, forehead, and cheeks. In older children, they are often found in the creases of the elbows and backs of the knees. In adults, it is commonly seen on the hands.

The patches are also often itchy, with discomfort ranging from mild to severe, with the sensation increasingly at night.

Symptom specifics vary from patient to patient. Some eczema sufferers' patches may be gray or brown. Others develop small, acne-like bumps that ooze and form a crust. In some cases, the patches can cause the skin to become thicker and crack.

The physical act of scratching—a problem common to babies and children, who have a more difficult time restraining themselves from using their fingers and nails to relieve the itching sensation—can further irritate already sensitive skin and lead to infections.

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As board-certified physicians, we take the time to meet your medical needs and concerns, to listen to you, and make sure you get the care you need.

With proper treatment, eczema can be controlled. Our licensed dermatologists use a combination of topical medications, gentle skin care, and emollients, to control flare-ups in patients of all ages. Lifestyle changes can also be effective in minimizing flare-ups, so identifying and limiting exposure to triggers is an effective strategy. Common elements that exacerbate the condition include emotional and mental stress, excessive sweating, harsh or fragranced soaps and cleansers, pollen and other airborne irritants, and obesity. Diet may also play a role in flare-ups, especially for children who consume dairy, wheat, or soy.

Patients can also get information and suggestions for keeping their skin moist throughout their daily activities. The effort often involves limiting hot baths and showers, and increasing the regular application of gentle topical moisturizers.

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The Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care team is ready to diagnose and treat numerous other medical dermatology conditions, such as psoriasis and rosacea. There are also solutions available for acne, warts, and moles, as well as skin cancer.

Learn more about your eczema treatment options at New Jersey's Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care. contact us online or by phone at 973-731-9600.