With an estimated one in nine people suffering with eczema in the UK, it is one of the country's most frequent skin complaints. It can be present from from birth, although many sufferers develop it in later life in a form known as contact dermatitis. Some chemicals and other irritants present in the environment can cause the symptoms to flare up. Such eczema triggers include animal furs, some fabrics, soaps and detergents, metals like nickel and copper, food allergies and even extreme weather conditions.
At Miravue skin care clinics in Slough, you can consult trained dermatologists who will assess your condition, advise on treatment options and conduct allergy testing to isolate any triggers to which your eczema might be responding. All consultations are private and confidential.
Although no two instances of eczema are alike, there are treatments available that will reduce the incidence of symptoms and offer relief from the dryness, irritation and pain of afflicted areas. Topical creams can be applied directly and more severe cases can benefit from some systemic treatments, too. Once any relevant trigger factors have been identified it is also possible to manage the condition by controlling exposure to those triggers.