What is eczema?
Eczema (also commonly known as Atopic Dermatitis) refers to the inflammatory response of the skin in response to allergens. It is the most common skin condition seen in Singapore, affecting 1 in 10 adults. It also affects all ages, from infants to elderly.
What are the symptoms of eczema?
• Discharge and crusting
When to see a doctor?
Most eczema improves with simple moisturizers. However, if the rash increases in size and in site, or start to have discharges, it is recommended to see a doctor as soon as possible.
Treatment of eczema
Most treatments involve a combination of anti-histamines, cleansers, steroid creams and moisturizers. Sometimes, more stubborn or severe cases require the use of antibiotics, UV Phototherapy or even oral immunosuppressants.
At Clarion Medical, our medical team is dedicated to offering thorough reviews with customise treatment regimes. Simplicity is often the emphasis as this promotes compliance and thus, good medical response.
Feel free to drop by our clinic for more information.