Eczema Treatment in New York, NY
Persistent red, itchy, dry skin should be examined by a dermatologist as soon as possible. It can get worse by oozing and becoming crusty and scaly. Our board-certified dermatologists at Dr. Dennis Gross Dermatology can accurately diagnose and treat this condition to help bring immediate relief. We welcome patients in Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and New York city, NY.
“Rashes are annoying and many can last for years. True attention to detail is the key to the best treatment.”
– Dr. Dennis Gross
What is Eczema?
Eczema is a term used to describe rash-like skin conditions that are itchy and irritated. Eczema can develop anywhere from the scalp and behind the ears to the face, hands, and body. It is also often found in creases like the arms and behind the knees. It’s not contagious the way other rashes can be. This is another reason to have a dermatologist examine it, and treat it, as soon as possible. In fair-skinned people, eczema may initially appear reddish and then turn brown. Among darker-skinned people, eczema can make the skin turn lighter or darker.
How Much Does Eczema Treatment Cost in New York, NY?
The cost to treat eczema depends on many factors including the type of eczema, your insurance coverage, and the individual treatment plan that will work best for you. At Dr. Dennis Gross Dermatology, we believe the best treatment for eczema involves a tailored treatment plan that addresses the specific causes of your eczema and your symptoms for long-term relief. To find out your individual cost, please call us to schedule a consultation for a personal treatment plan.
What Forms of Eczema are There?
A common type of eczema is contact dermatitis (dermatitis meaning “inflammation of the skin”). This develops after contact with an irritating substance like soap, detergent, a fragrance, or metal like nickel which is often found in jewelry. This can vary from person to person and may be hard to pinpoint on your own. This is when one of our dermatologists can help. Another form of eczema is Atopic Dermatitis. Usually beginning in childhood, this is usually due to an allergy and may be seasonal.
A less familiar but still common type of eczema is dyshidrotic eczema which results in very itchy, tiny blisters that usually form on the soles of the feet, palms of the hands, toes, and fingers. This type of eczema is strongly associated with seasonal allergies. Dyshidrotic eczema treatment can involve anything from Botox® to reduce sweating on the palms and soles to topical steroids and specialized skin care products.
What Is Atopic Dermatitis?
Atopic dermatitis or eczema makes your skin itchy and red. It's a chronic condition that can flare up, especially with triggers like pet dander or stress. Many people with atopic dermatitis also have asthma.
What Is Contact Dermatitis?
This type of dermatitis causes an itchy rash that's triggered by direct contact with something you are allergic or sensitive to. This can include fragrances, certain metals in jewelry, cosmetics, or spa. Contact dermatitis treatment requires identifying the cause of the skin reaction and soothing the skin to allow it to heal.
Can Stress Trigger My Eczema?
Yes. Stress is often a trigger of eczema. Studies have pointed to stress as a trigger of inflammation in the body and in the skin. This is why calming the body and the mind might very well reduce flare-ups. But since living a stress-free life is not possible, fortunately, modern treatments are very effective.
The answer to this depends on the individual. In some cases, food like dairy products, eggs, nuts, wheat and alcohol may trigger an inflammatory skin condition like eczema. Eczema is not typically triggered by diet, though research is continually being done, so we can’t rule it out. Therefore we customize our treatments based on each individual patient.
What Are My Treatment Options For Eczema?
Most eczema can be cleared with avoiding the irritant and a topical treatment prescribed by a dermatologist. Sometimes a prescription oral medication may be necessary. Our dermatologists will not only determine what kind of rash you have, they’ll also work with you to pinpoint its cause. A tailored treatment plan will consider the form of eczema and its location to give you the best possible relief. Hand eczema treatment options, for example, may be different than possible scalp eczema treatment. From that point, they’ll personalize a treatment regimen and advise you on how to avoid skin problems in the future.
Real Patient Reviews
"I have had facial treatments at several different offices in the city, and the experience with Elena at Dr. Dennis Gross Derm is far and away the best. If you want clear, healthy, and youthful looking skin, make an appointment with Elena!"
- Joshua K.
Can you see a dermatologist for eczema?
Of course you can! As eczema is mainly characterized by itchy, red skin, it’s important to see your dermatologist if you are experiencing symptoms or worsening eczema.
Is eczema a sign of something more serious?
Eczema shouldn’t be a sign of any other health problems. And, with proper treatment and care, eczema can be very treatable!
Should I see a dermatologist or an allergist for eczema?
Both! As eczema is a skin condition, you should definitely see your dermatologist. Additionally, allergens like pollen, dust, and others can trigger an eczema flare up, so following up with an allergist may also be helpful in properly treating eczema.
Why do I suddenly have eczema?
Eczema flare ups may be triggered by new environmental factors. So, if you’re experiencing eczema symptoms for the first time, it might be helpful to assess any changes in your life, such as environmental changes, skincare product changes, or new pets. Any of these factors can trigger a flare up of eczema in someone who has it genetically, but has never had any significant symptoms.
Eczema may not be a life-threatening condition, but it's certainly life-altering and can lead to itchy, painful skin, anxiety, and embarrassment. At Dr. Dennis Gross Dermatology, we believe in taking an individualized approach to dermatology with a boutique practice that focuses on you and what will give you the best possible results. If you are struggling with eczema and looking for lasting relief, contact us to schedule an initial consultation. We welcome men and women in Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and New York City.