Premier Dermatology Partners®
Dermatologists located in Boynton Beach, FL
Dr. Joshua Berlin and the knowledgeable staff of Premier Dermatology Partners® serve residents throughout the Boynton Beach, Florida and Boca Raton, Florida area and across the state. Patients will receive effective treatment options for many dermatological conditions including eczema.
Eczema Q & A
What is eczema?
Eczema is actually a collection of skin conditions that cause the skin to become irritated and inflamed. Also referred to as atopic dermatitis, eczema has no known cure and doctors are still speculating on what causes the condition. Much like with psoriasis, doctors believe that a reaction within the body's immune system may be the cause of the physical reactions that appear on the skin. One thing that has been noticed is that many cases of eczema are diagnosed in individuals who have a strong family history of either asthma or upper respiratory allergies. It may also be caused by a defect in the makeup of the skin that allows germs and debris to penetrate through the surface layers of the dermis.
Is eczema irritated by poor hygiene?
Eczema is not triggered by poor hygiene, but not keeping the skin clean and sufficiently moisturized may irritate the condition. Eczema, as well as other types of skin conditions, can be easily irritated causing blisters and lesions to form. Cleansing the skin regularly and patting the area dry will help to remove dirt and debris that collect on the surface of the skin as a person makes their way through the day. If a patient has questions concerning proper ways to clean areas that are affected by eczema, they should speak to a dermatologist who specializes in both diagnosing and treating the condition.
What are effective treatment options for eczema?
Eczema has no known cure, but the symptoms are easily treated with topical ointments and creams. Anti-itch creams are also used to control the intense discomfort associated with the condition. The dermatologist may perform various tests to determine if an allergic reaction is irritating the condition. If so, antihistamines may be used to help alleviate some of the discomfort associated with the symptoms. Medications are also being developed that help to control the malfunctions that may occur within the immune system. In some cases, "photo" or light therapy may be used to help reduce the severity and intensity of the symptoms.
Words from our patients
"I highly recommend Dr. Berlin! I had a great experience with the entire office and Dr. Berlin was very knowledgeable and made me feel confident he could treat my skin!"
"I am glad I went to see Dr. Berlin and I highly recommend him to anyone needing a dermatologist in the area."
"I was being treated for severe acne and Dr. Berlin's treatment saved me! My skin is healthy and feels good for the first time in my life!! Thank you Dr. Berlin!!!"
"I had an unbelievable experience with Dr. Berlin and his entire staff!! He was very thorough and my skin looks amazing after his treatment!! Thank you!!!"
"I was in and out with a diagnosis and a prescription. No muss, no fuss, just a friendly staff and a friendly doctor. I highly recommend!"
"My daughter has had severe acne and after following Dr. Berlin's protocol her skin was flawless and glowing!!! Thank you to an amazing office and staff!"
"Highly recommend an appointment with Dr. Berlin. He spent plenty of time making sure I understood everything he was saying."