Eczema is an incredibly common skin condition. It’s so common, in fact, that approximately 15 million Americans have eczema. From senior citizens to infants, no one is immune to this irritating skin problem.
Dr. Forsha and his team of professionals understand how difficult eczema is to treat and manage on your own. Located in South Jordan, Utah, our staff at Jordan Valley Dermatology Center specialize in treating eczema to relieve itching and irritation. After Dr. Forsha examines your skin to make a diagnosis, he’ll create a customized program to treat your eczema.
We offer many treatment options for eczema rashes. We also work to help you prevent future flare-ups. Our team can relieve some of your discomfort with prescription treatments and care. We also give recommendations for home care.
If you have skin that itches, burns, swells, or reddens, you might have eczema. Eczema is a type of dermatitis that affects the protective barrier of your skin. When the protective barrier isn’t able to function properly, your skin is susceptible to dryness, inflammation and infection.
Eczema isn’t contagious, and it can occur anywhere on your body. It’s frequently caused by an external stimulus like excessive heat or cold, aggressive cleaning agents, physical or mental stress, and even excessive personal hygiene.
Eczema is always a sign of an impaired skin barrier. If you can determine the triggers and avoid them, you’re already on the way to healing. In the meantime, Dr. Forsha can help you begin the healing process.
You can treat and manage mild cases of eczema on your own with a few of these tips.
Keep baths or showers short. Use medium temperature water. Avoid hot water. Use mild soap like Dove or Ivory.
By soaking in a diluted bleach bath, you decrease bacteria on your skin that causes eczema flare-ups. Add one-half cup of bleach to a 40-gallon bathtub filled with warm water, and soak for about ten minutes. You can do this twice a week to relieve symptoms.
Mild soaps, deodorants, lotions, and laundry detergent can prevent skin irritation that leads to eczema. Aggressive cleansing agents strip your skin of its natural protective oils, causing dryness and itchiness.
Once you identify specific triggers of flare-ups, you can take steps to avoid them. Some common culprits are sweat, dust, detergents, soaps, pollen, and even certain foods.
We offer various treatments to relieve this bothersome condition. We develop each treatment plan and factor in your age or the age of your child with eczema. For example, if you have an infant with eczema, Dr. Forsha might recommend creams, lubricants, or oils. Other methods used to cure or treat eczema include:
If you have red, dry, itchy, bumpy skin, call Jordan Valley Dermatology today for more information on our eczema treatment options. You can reach us at 801-335-6824 to schedule with Dr. Forsha.