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How Do I Prevent Eczema?

Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become dry, itchy, and inflamed. For those who deal with it, it can impact their quality of life and self-confidence. Our providers at Keys Dermatology in Key West and Islamorada, FL are here to help you take control of this condition and find a way to reduce flare-ups that can interrupt one's life dramatically each and every day.

Understanding eczema

Eczema, often known as atopic dermatitis, is a condition that causes the skin to become red, itchy, and inflamed. It is a chronic problem that often starts in childhood but can occur at any age in patients of all genders. While there is no current cure for eczema, there are ways to manage the symptoms and reduce flare-ups.

What causes eczema?

The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it is thought to be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. People with eczema often have a family history of the condition or other allergies. Environmental factors such as irritants (soaps, detergents, etc.), temperature changes, stress, and certain foods can trigger flare-ups, which is where a dermatologist can come in and provide effective skincare techniques.

How do I prevent eczema?

Flare-ups can be triggered by a number of things, including stress, allergies, and harsh weather conditions. While there is no cure for eczema, there are several things that people can do to prevent flare-ups. One of the most important things is to moisturize the skin regularly. This helps to keep the skin hydrated and prevents it from becoming too dry. People with eczema should also avoid using harsh soaps and detergents, as these can further dry out the skin. In addition, it is important to identify and avoid triggers that cause flare-ups. By taking these precautions, people with eczema are often able to manage their condition and reduce the number of flare-ups they experience each year.

How do I learn more about managing my eczema?

At Keys Dermatology, we work with patients who are ready to make a change and experience healthy, beautiful skin. If you struggle with eczema and want to take control, call our team today at 305-296-3334 to make an appointment at one of our office locations in Islamorada and Key West, FL.

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