Scaly, dry and itchy skin can be signs of atopic dermatitis or eczema. This skin condition affects millions of people of all ages, but it is very common in children. While mild cases of eczema are often treated with topical creams to add moisture to the skin, some cases can become severe and require more advanced therapies. At Rapid Healthcare, we welcome patients needing eczema treatment at our walk-in clinic in Bolingbrook, IL.
What Is Eczema?
Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that results in dry, flaky and itchy skin. Many different types of dermatitis can affect different areas of the body. The most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis, caused by an immune system disorder. Children often have these dry patches of skin, then “grow out” of the condition. It is not contagious, but it is more common in those with a family history of dermatitis.
Eczema outbreaks can be triggered by certain substances, like an allergic reaction. Triggers can be anything from perfumes and dust to cold weather, sunshine and certain foods or beverages. In severe cases, patients with eczema may have painful rashes that ooze, bleed and crust over. Finding the right treatment can relieve outbreaks that may last for several weeks or longer.
Same-Day Dermatitis Treatment
If you have itchy skin that does not respond to over-the-counter medications, you may need more advanced eczema treatment. At Rapid Healthcare, we have internal medicine physicians that can diagnose your skin condition and determine the best treatment for your dermatitis. Depending on the type and severity, our doctors may recommend topical creams, antihistamines, corticosteroid treatments and immunosuppressant medications. Many effective treatments can provide relief from the itchy, dry skin and help it heal quicker.
If you have severe eczema, treatment is available at Rapid Healthcare. We welcome new patients, and we offer same-day appointments at our walk-in clinic in Bolingbrook, IL. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment. All ages are welcome at our medical center, and we accept all PPO plans, Medicaid and most types of healthcare insurance.