The Department of Dermatology at the CK Birla Hospital offers prevention, detection and treatment of eczema. Our dermatologists are highly experienced in the management of skin conditions. We aim to alleviate your symptoms and treat your eczema to avoid flare-ups.
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a skin condition that causes your skin to become red and itchy. It is a chronic condition that can affect anyone. However, it is most prevalent in children. The flare-ups or breakout of eczema occur on a periodic basis accompanied by asthma or hay fever.
Eczema symptoms differ from one person to another. Common signs and symptoms include:
- Skin dryness
- Severe itching, especially at night
- Red coloured patches on the skin
- Small, raised bumps
- Scaly and thick skin
- Sensitive and swollen skin from scratching
Eczema usually begins before the age of 5 and persists over the years. The cause behind this condition is a variation in genes that makes your skin unable to protect itself from bacteria, irritants and allergens. Eczema can also be triggered by food allergies in some children.
Your dermatologist will diagnose your condition simply by analysing your skin patches and reviewing your symptoms as well as your family history. Since eczema is a chronic condition, its treatment is persistent. Your doctor may prescribe certain medicines to relieve your symptoms. They may also provide certain creams and lotions to control itching and help repair the skin. Other treatment alternatives are sometimes used in combination with medication. These include light therapy and wet dressing.
My experience with the dermatology team was very nice. They are very supportive and caring. The doctor helped me understand my problem from its root and gave practical solutions to help. Good work by team. Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
Very nice services at the CK Birla Hospital. The hospital is very neat and clean. The doctors are very supportive and intelligent. I recommend this hospital to everyone. Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
Good experience. Dr Seema explained everything to me in detail. She helped me prepare a full plan to help deal with my eczema. Her medication also suited me well. Nice overall experience. Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
You should moisturise your skin daily, apply anti-itching cream to the most affected areas, avoid scratching and wear cool clothes.
Asthma, hay fever, skin infections, dermatitis and sleep problems are some common complications of eczema.
You can prevent eczema flareups by taking shorter baths, using gentle soaps, moisturising your skin, and avoiding your triggers.