Category: Skin  

Eczema — NYC Eczema Specialist

If you or a loved one has eczema, Dr. Gary Stadtmauer would be happy to help because he can relate–he has had eczema since early childhood.  Here you will find compassionate care, empathy and sound practical and medical advice from the NYC eczema specialist who really understands you.

Eczema is often called the “itch that rashes” as opposed to other “rashes that itch.” Any body surface area in a patient with eczema can become involved. Eczematous skin may be dry (scale and flake), wet (scratched to the point of redness and bleeding), or if bacterial or viral infection is introduced by scratching, blister and ooze. Eczema is often associated with other allergies and it is probably worth testing for environmental allergies.  Also, about 1/3 of children with severe eczema have a food allergy that contributes to the cause. Allergy testing and elimination diets may be helpful in that circumstance. Ultimately, the skin is the primary problem and is the main focus of treatment, best managed by medications (judicious use of steroids and other anti-inflammatories) along with meticulous skin care.

 

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