Atopic eczema, also known as eczema or atopic dermatitis, is a chronic, itchy skin condition that affects people of all ages. It is the most common form of dermatitis and is characterised by red, inflamed skin that may be dry, scaly, or have blisters. It is usually found in people who have an 'atopic tendency', which means they may also develop conditions such as asthma and hay fever.
What causes Atopic Eczema?
Atopic eczema is caused by a complex interaction of genetic and environmental factors, including defects in skin barrier function and exposure to certain irritants.
What does atopic eczema look like?
The appearance of atopic eczema can vary greatly between individuals and may change over time. There is quite a variation in the appearance of atopic eczema between individuals. From time to time, most people have acute flares with inflamed, red, sometimes blistered and weepy patches. In between flares, the skin may appear normal or suffer from chronic eczema with dry, thickened and itchy areas.
How can we help?
If you or a loved one is suffering from atopic eczema, our team of experienced dermatologists and clinical nurses can help. We offer the latest treatments for atopic eczema and will work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan. This may include the use of topical creams and ointments, oral medications, and light therapy. Our nurses are also trained in wet dressing education and application, which can help soothe the skin and reduce inflammation.
Don't let atopic eczema control your life. Contact us today for a consultation and let us help you manage your condition and improve your quality of life.