Eczema and other forms of dermatitis are a type of chronic epidermal inflammation.
There are many causes of dermatitis, including contact with an irritant or allergen (contact dermatitis), or results simply as a response to a change in temperature/humidity. When contact dermatitis is suspected, we use patch testing – with a panel of 65 common allergens used as a screening test – to determine the specific causes of allergic reaction.
Though there is no cure currently available for eczema or dermatitis, there are treatments that can control its various symptoms, including antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications, and antihistamines. Our doctors also prescribe medications and recommend products, which our office carries, to prevent/treat dry skin and help restore normal skin function.