Skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis are very troublesome and it isn’t just their appearance that may bother you. Atopic eczema is the most common form of eczema. It causes your skin to become itchy, dry and cracked. As a result of the itchiness, the area often becomes painful if you scratch it. While eczema is more common in children it does develop in adults who have no had it as children. It is usually a long-term, chronic condition, although it can improve significantly, or even clear completely with the right treatment. The exact cause of atopic eczema is unknown, but it is clear it is not down to one single thing. It has been suggested that the condition may be linked to allergies.
In contrast, contact dermatitis is a type of eczema triggered by contact with a particular substance. If you can identify and avoid contact with the substance in question, the symptoms should lessen and stop. The condition makes the skin itchy, blistered, dry and cracked. Again, the skin can become painful if it is scratched.
These conditions are traditionally treatment with creams and medication. However, they vary in their effectiveness and sometimes cause unpleasant side effects. Fortunately, at Sarah Hurst Skin Clinic, we can assist with these conditions. We use totally non-invasive, safe and pain-free LED light or Environ Vitamin Facials to calm and strengthen your skin.