Eczema represents a series of skin conditions that are caused by several allergic reactions or occasionally from the body's response to an immune system deficiency. The result is inflammation of the skin, redness, and itchy patches similar to dermatitis. In many cases, the inflammation itself is dermatitis. This can occur anywhere on your body, including the hands, face, neck, or other regions. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type and is normally the result of an allergic reaction. This condition normally starts in childhood. At Legacy Dermatology & Restoration Center in Frisco, TX, Jennifer Dharamsi, M.D. and her team of providers will try to diagnose just what is causing the aggravation so that a true treatment plan can be produced and carried out.
"After years of suffering with eczema, Patrice Simon at Legacy Dermatology finally gave me some hope! My occupation as a hairdresser has prevented me from being able to heal and treat the dyshidrotic eczema on my hands to the point that it was unbearable. It has prevented me from being able to perform over 75% of my tasks at work and home. I was no longer able to even bathe my daughter because my hands were left with severe pain, itching, burning, and so on. Even religiously wearing gloves didn't work. My hands would get hot and sweat, and the symptoms would flare up just as bad. I was at a complete loss. It was a viscous cycle. I was willing to try anything to make the pain go away. That's when i found Legacy Dermatology. The staff was warm and welcoming. Patrice was very sweet, sincere, patient, and informative to me. She drew up a game plan and prescribed me the right over the counter and prescriptions needed to tackle this agony! I must mention the young man at the counter that rescheduled me and took care of my products was a breath of fresh air! He was very helpful and left my smiling on the way out. They felt like a family and that's very important when you are at your wits end with a medical condition! Thank you again to Legacy Dermatology and Patrice for all your hospitality and care."- L.R. / Yelp / Jan 28, 2018
"The best dermatologist and the office I have met so far. I have Eczema for years and had tried so many different dermatologists with disappointment till I gave up on doctors. But the problem was still there. Eventually I got to know Dr.D. She is knowledgeable and willing to provide detailed honest answers to my questions. The staff in the office are also very warm and professional. The treatments are progressive with positive result each time. The Eczema is very stubborn but Dr.D helped me have confidence that we can get it done this time!"- S.Z. / Google / Apr 05, 2019
"This practice is truly a gem! I’ve taken my then 4 month old to Dr. Jennifer Dharamsi for major eczema issues that she was able to get cleared up in days. My mother recently saw her husband and could not stop talking about the level of care he provided her for her skin related issues. Truly caring Doctors here!! I cannot recommend this practice enough!!!"- S.J. / Google / Jul 26, 2019
"It was my first visit to their office. My 8 year old son had an appt for eczema. We were escorted to the room by Nicole who is very upbeat and friendly. We were seen my Brad who is very knowledgeable and thorough. We will be back in a few weeks for a follow up. I scheduled a future skin check for myself with Dr. Jennifer Dharamsi. I think we've found our new dermatology office!"- J.J. / Google / Oct 26, 2019
"Everyone I have encountered here has been phenomenal and I will be forever grateful to the team at Legacy Dermatology! I had never thought I could have nice skin, and before coming here, I was nervous about seeing a dermatologist for the first time. Dr. Dharamsi changed my life by helping me with all of my skin complaints, including eczema, acne, and acne scarring. I've never felt better about myself or more in control of my skin. She was very attentive and willing to answer any questions that I had, giving me options in my care and taking the time to explain. Dr. Farid and the staff with Legacy Restoration have been equally friendly and helpful in addressing problem issues, taking the time to answer any questions I had. Everyone here is honest and it is evident that they enjoy what they do. The staff here are clearly invested in their patients' success and are everything you would dream about in a doctor's office. Even more than this, they care about you as a person too. I recommend Legacy Derm and Restoration to anyone that is looking for a new provider!"- M.P. / Google / Nov 23, 2019
Doctors aren't entirely sure what causes eczema, but it's believed to be brought on by numerous elements. Genetics, the environment, immune system issues, skin irritants, and skin barrier defects are the most common causes. Genetics play a role because specific genes can cause you to have very sensitive skin. A patient with relatives who suffer from asthma or allergies is at greater risk of developing eczema.
Eczema is frequently characterized by red, dry, or itchy skin, as well as persistent rashes. Normally, your skin will begin to itch before a rash shows up. Many patients experience patches of skin that are chronically itchy, dry, or thickened. These patches can appear anywhere but mostly occur on the face, neck, hands, or legs. With children, patches can appear on the inner creases of the knees and elbows. Once the skin is scratched, dry patches and open sores with crust could develop and may become infected. Severe symptoms could include pus-filled blisters or a yellowish to light brown crust developing over existing eczema patches, which might be a sign of a bacterial infection.
Eczema can be treated with a selection of over-the-counter or prescribed medication and ointments. Hydrocortisone creams and ointments can be bought, as well as antihistamines, such as Benadryl, to help relieve symptoms. Prescription medications, such as steroid creams or immunomodulators, may help people who have severe eczema. An oral or corticosteroid may also be prescribed. In extreme instances, ultraviolet light therapy or laser treatment may also be applied to the affected areas. When other therapies have failed, immunosuppressants may be prescribed since these drugs suppress the immune system.
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Whether you have dealt with eczema for years with little to no relief or have just recently noticed an itchy rash and a difference in your skin, there are a lot of treatment solutions available. Employing a multilevel treatment technique that includes prevention, detection, and treatment allows you to not only manage your eczema but also notice a significant decline in symptoms. Seek relief from your eczema-related symptoms today at Legacy Dermatology & Restoration Center.