Eczema is also known as dermatitis or atopic dermatitis. Eczema can be genetic (endogenous), allergic or irritant. Eczema is very itchy and quite debilitating for sufferers. Often asthma and hay fever co-exists.

Treatment for Eczema

Treatments are generally with topical steroids whilst being careful not to overuse and thin the skin. Bleach baths are a great adjunct to those with secondary infected eczema. Sunlight treatment in the form of narrow band UVB is also highly effective treatment for those with eczema. Low dose immunosuppressives such as azathioprine and mycophenolate can be used to help eczema and there are new biologic treatments on the horizon. Eczema management requires a holistic approach to triggers, allergies and other exerting factors. We aim to arm our patients with knowledge of how to treat flares and manage their eczema in the long term.