Eczema is a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Eczema typically appears in early childhood, with onset before 5 years of age in approximately 90% of patients. This is a disease diagnosed by physical examination.
Those with eczema report itchy, red skin with scratch marks and areas of thickened, darker pigmented skin.
How do we determine the next course of action?
- Perform a thorough history
- Review your previous health history and family history
- Perform a thorough physical exam
- Perform allergy testing if needed
With these steps, we will be able to provide a wealth of information on possible triggers. We will use the information you provide to come up with the best treatment plan that fits your lifestyle.