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Forms of Eczema

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If you think you have eczema, call us for an appointment so that we can better diagnose your condition and tailor a complete treatment plan for you. Eczema is a difficult condition to treat, but with a regimen that may include medical-grade skincare products, topical creams and medications, we can get your skin to heal and stay under control.

Eczema flares in the winter

There are many forms of eczema other than atopic dermatitis.

  • Nummular eczema – Nummular, or “coin-shaped,” eczema is common in adults, particularly during the dry winter months.
  • Allergic contact dermatitis – This form of eczema is a direct allergic reaction to something that comes in contact with the skin, such as poison ivy/oak/sumac, neomycin or nickel.
  • Irritant contact dermatitis – Irritant contact dermatitis differs from allergic contact dermatitis in that it involves direct damage to the skin and the reaction is not initially mediated by the immune system. Examples of this include:
    • Diaper dermatitis
    • Lip-licker’s dermatitis
    • Exposure to chemicals, acids, bases or oils
  • Dyshidrotic eczema –  This type of dermatitis, that affects the palms of the hands and soles of the feet (non-hair-bearing skin). In addition to itching, this form of eczema can result in painful cracks and fissures on the hands and feet.
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