How can you treat eczema in children and adults?
Eczema is a chronic skin condition and occurs very commonly here in the UK, in both the adult and pediatric population. Very, very important that one has a good skincare regime with regards to eczema. In eczema, the skin is generally very dry and can be very red. Sometimes it can get infected so our history is very important to try and find out what is flaring the skin – what are the potential triggers.
With regards to treatment options for eczema, we have numerous treatment options available from sub-substitutes, to regular emollient regimes to topical steroids to topical calcineurin inhibitors. So lots of topical treatments that we can give in order to treat eczema. If your eczema is really very severe, one can use oral immunosuppressant agents. So these are medicines that you take every day in order to try and get on the top of a good control of your eczema.
I can provide a very good detailed skincare regime and day-to-day which will improve your eczema. Eczema is a chronic skin condition and unfortunately, we don’t have any cure for eczema. But there are certainly lots and lots of very good treatment options that we can discuss.
More about Jennifer Crawley
Jennifer Crawley is a Consultant Dermatologist at Clinica London with a special interest in dermatology. She is an expert in both adult and paediatric dermatology and has particular interests in research, teaching and leading audit projects.
She gained a MBChB qualification from University of Bristol in 2002, after gaining BSc. (Hons) Cellular & Molecular Pathology in 1999. During following years she undertook training and gained work experience in Bristol and London.
Further she has performed a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures, including surgical excision of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, incisional biopsies, shave excisions and curettage and cautery.