Eczema (Dermatitis) Treatment Clinic London

Are you losing sleep, feeling distracted at work or struggling to concentrate due to itchy eczema? Or does your child suffer with eczema and feel unhappy as a result? Dr Daniel Glass has vast experience in eczema treatment and he and The Dermatology Clinic team look forward to improving your symptoms and allowing you to enjoy life once more.

About eczema

Eczema is a common inflammatory skin condition predominantly found in children, although it can occur at any age. It is often an allergic reaction characterised by itching, redness, swelling and scratch marks, but persistent eczema can cause the skin to thicken, darken and become scaly. There are several types of eczema:

  • Allergic contact dermatitis –caused by an allergic reaction to something in contact with your skin, such as hair dye or perfume
  • Asteototic eczema –occurs with age and is caused by cracked, dry skin
  • Atopic eczema –linked to other allergic conditions like hay fever and asthma
  • Drug induced eczema – eczema caused by certain medications
  • Irritant contact eczema – caused by a chemical such as disinfectants or soap irritating the skin
  • Lichen simplex chronicus – caused by repeated scratching and rubbing
  • Nodular prurigo – multiple small itchy areas of inflamed, thickened skin
  • Dyshidrotic/pompholyx eczema – occurs under the skin on the hands or feet in the form of tiny blisters
  • Seborrheic dermatitis – this affects parts of the body covered by hair, particularly the scalp and face. This is known as cradle cap in babies

If you or your child are suffering with any of the above conditions, our consultant dermatologists team appreciate exactly how much of a burden it is putting on your life. You may feel constantly distracted by itching, or self-conscious due to the appearance of your eczema. We understand this and our clinic offers a number of treatment options to ease your symptoms and help regain your confidence.

Treating eczema

Eczema treatment can be divided into three broad categories. The treatment recommended will be tailored for you depending on the type and severity of your condition and may incorporate elements of all three categories listed below.

Topical treatments

These treatments include creams to soothe irritated skin and reduce redness and swelling, such as:

  • Emollients to calm the itching and soften your skin
  • Soap substitutes to use whilst bathing
  • Steroid creams to reduce inflammation
  • Tacrolimus to control flare-ups

Phototherapy

During phototherapy treatment, we will deliver precise doses of ultraviolet light using a special medical machine to directly reduce itching and inflammation.

Systematic medication

If your eczema is severe or life-limiting, we may prescribe systematic medications to reduce your symptoms. These are taken orally and include azathioprine, ciclosporin, methotrexate and prednisolone.

Arrange an appointment

Eczema can be a distressing problem and you shouldn’t have to suffer when over the counter products don’t work. Dr Daniel Glass and his team of dermatologists can expertly assess the severity of your eczema and help you achieve effective results. Contact The Dermatology Clinic on 020 3828 0011 to book a consultation.