While you can treat eczema at home, if your skin condition is making it difficult for you to get a good night’s rest, it may be time to visit My Primary Care Clinic. The primary care team offers same day and urgent appointments so they can quickly treat your eczema to relieve your symptoms. If you live in or around San Marcos, Texas, call today or book an appointment using the online booking agent.
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition that makes your skin dry, itchy, red, or scaly.
Your skin is your body’s first line of defense against foreign invaders, such as irritants, bacteria, and allergens. People with eczema have a variation in the gene responsible for this protection, thus making the skin more vulnerable to invaders, which then leads to the irritation.
Due to the genetic component of eczema, you’re more likely to develop the skin condition if it runs in your family.
Common symptoms of eczema include:
The constant scratching of your eczema may make your skin condition worse, leading to additional symptoms such as swelling and increased sensitivity.
You should come in to see the team at My Primary Care Clinic if you’re experiencing eczema symptoms for the first time. The team can evaluate your skin and provide treatment options to help minimize your symptoms and prevent outbreaks.
You should also come to the clinic if:
It’s important to get treatment early to prevent worsening of your symptoms. There’s no one treatment that works for everyone, and the team works closely with you to help develop a treatment plan that relieves your symptoms. It can take time to find the right combination of medications, creams, and home remedies to help keep your skin symptom free.
Common treatments include:
The FDA recently approved an injectable medication for eczema called dupilumab, which is prescribed if you have a severe case of the skin disorder that hasn’t responded well to other treatments.
In addition to prescription medicine, the team at My Primary Care Clinic also recommends home remedies to help manage symptoms, including:
For help treating your eczema, call the office or book an appointment online.