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Eczema appears in painful itchy flares, but with sufficient medical care and the right treatments, you can effectively manage your skin condition and find relief. At Elite Dermatology and Plastic Surgery in the Greater Houston Area the skilled group of skin care specialists provide an array of treatments for eczema patients of all ages. Your Elite dermatologist works with you to develop customized treatment plans and ensure you feel more comfortable in your skin. Combat red, dry, and itchy skin with the help of an experienced medical professional. Call or book your appointment online.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is eczema?

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a skin condition involving dry, red, itchy skin. Though it’s more common in children, it can occur at any age.
Usually, eczema is chronic and appears in periodic flares. Many people experience regular flares while others can go for many years without a flare.

What are the symptoms of eczema?

The symptoms of eczema include:

  • Red, dry, itchy skin
  • Raw, sensitive skin
  • Thickened skin with a scaly texture
  • Small, raised bumps that can harden when scratched or leak fluid
  • Discolored brownish-gray patches on the hands, feet, ankles, neck, wrists, and other areas

Symptoms can vary from mild to severe. Some children can develop knots under the skin.

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What are the treatments for eczema?

Your Elite dermatologist diagnoses eczema with a simple examination of your skin and a review of your family history and current symptoms. Medical treatments and self-care measures can provide relief from outbreaks, pain, and itching.

To treat your eczema, your skin care specialist might recommend some of the following treatments:

  • Light therapy
  • Anti-itch medications
  • Antibiotics to fight infection
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Topical steroids and nonsteroidal topical creams and ointments
  • Sunscreens and moisturizers to soothe skin
  • Wet-dressing therapy to bandage your skin in topical corticosteroids
  • Systemic oral or injectable medications 

The main goal of eczema treatment is to control uncomfortable symptoms and clear any infection and scaly lesions. The best treatment plan usually includes healthy lifestyle changes, skin care products, and topical medications.

To find relief at home, you could also try:

  • Using a humidifier
  • Using a cream-based fragrance-free moisturizer twice daily
  • Wearing soft, comfortable clothes
  • Stress and anxiety reduction techniques
  • Choosing mild soaps that don’t contain perfumes or dyes

The Elite Dermatology and Plastic Surgery team can help you to prevent future flares and manage your eczema. Call or schedule online.

What causes eczema?

Healthy skin helps you to retain moisture and protects you from external elements, such as allergens, bacteria, and other irritants. Eczema is associated with a gene variation that impairs your skin’s ability to protect you, allowing your skin to be affected more by these environmental factors. This break in the skin barrier is coupled by an increased hypersensitivity of the immune system which triggers inflammation in the skin. 

The primary risk factor for eczema is a family history of the skin condition or other related conditions.

If it isn’t properly treated, eczema can lead to skin infections, chronically irritated and itchy skin, and can negatively affect a person’s function and quality of life. 

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OUR LOCATIONS

Fulshear, TX

27131 Fulshear Bend Dr

Fulshear, TX 77441

Heights, TX

2222 N. Shepherd Drive Suite 102 Houston, TX 77008

Kingwood, TX

4505 Kingwood Drive Suite 185 Kingwood, TX 77345

Pearland, TX

1930 Pearland Pkwy Suite 154 Pearland, TX 77581

Vintage Park, TX

20326 State Highway 249 Suite 400 Houston, TX 77070

River Oaks, TX

2571 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77019

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ABOUT US

At Elite Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional dermatological care to the Greater Houston community. With a team of dedicated physicians, including dermatologists, dermatopathologists, Mohs surgeons, and plastic surgeons, we offer comprehensive services to address a wide range of skin conditions and concerns.

Founded on the principles of compassion, innovation, and expertise, we are committed to delivering personalized care tailored to each patient's unique needs. Our team of board-certified physicians brings together a wealth of experience and specialization in various aspects of dermatology, ensuring that our patients receive the highest standard of care possible.