Although eczema is a widespread skin complaint, no two sufferers are entirely alike, so it always pays to consult a specialist when seeking relief from this condition. In some, the eczema will have been present from birth due to a genetic predisposition, yet others will have developed it later in life through contact dermatitis. Symptoms can vary, too, and whereas most will suffer from irritation, itching and redness of the skin, more severe cases will see skin drying, cracking, blisters and bleeding. We employ highly skilled dermatologists to ensure you can receive the best and most appropriate eczema treatments in Richmond.
In many cases, substantial relief can be obtained with the use of topical creams, such as Avene Trixéra+ Selectiose Emollient cream, A-Derma Skin Care Cream, or A-Derma Exomega Emollient Cream. These can be applied to the cracked, dry skin and will ease symptoms of pain and discomfort.
Our dermatologists can also perform allergy testing which is very helpful in identifying trigger factors which cause the condition to flare up. Eczema can be triggered by ingredients in some soaps and shampoos, and allergies to food like nuts, dairy or wheat. Management of the condition can be improved greatly once the triggers have been identified for a particular sufferer, because these can be avoided in future.