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Experienced eczema treatment at Barrett & Geiss at Lancaster & Granville.

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Experienced eczema treatment at Barrett & Geiss at Lancaster & Granville.


What is Eczema?

Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, cracked, dry, and sometimes flakey. It is a fairly common condition, impacting roughly one in every five people. 

Eczema symptoms usually include small blisters that can ooze, producing crusty areas on the skin, which causes the itchiness often associated with this skin condition. Eczema isn’t a life-threatening condition, but treatment from a board-certified dermatologist can help you better manage your eczema symptoms. 

At Barrett & Geiss, our experienced dermatologists provide personalized eczema treatment in Lancaster and Granville, Ohio. Contact us to learn more about your treatment options today.

Patient Experiencing Dermatitis On Their Arm

Eczema FAQs

With one out of every five individuals experiencing the signs and symptoms of eczema, many individuals have several questions about this common skin condition, often related to the available treatment options and what causes eczema. Review the most frequently asked questions about eczema to learn more, and contact our board-certified dermatologists for an appointment today.

Unfortunately, the exact cause is unknown, although it is suspected there is a genetic component. There are also some factors that increase a patient’s likelihood of developing the condition, including:

Hormonal acne often breaks out on the jawline and chin and can be treated in much the same way as adolescent acne.

  • Environmental factors (perfumes, scented laundry detergent, certain fabrics)
  • Allergic conditions (allergies, hay fever, or asthma)

While eczema can’t be cured there are many medications that can reduce flare-ups and shorten the duration of a flare-up. With an effective treatment plan from your board-certified dermatologist, you can better manage your eczema condition for an improvement in your quality of life.

Eczema is the most common skin condition in children — it occurs in 10-20% of all infants. As they mature, many children often grow out of the condition. With regards to eczema in adults, around 40% of adults in the U.S. will be diagnosed with eczema at some point in their lifetime.

While eczema can be very irritating, it is not contagious! It cannot be spread from one person to another through direct or indirect contact.

Signs and symptoms of eczema include:

  • Itching
  • Bumps that ooze fluid when scratched too much
  • Cracked ski
  • Swollen areas on the skin
  • Rashes
  • Thickened skin

While there are some skin conditions that may trigger eczema, such as fungal infections, irritant dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis, eczema may develop at any time.


Eczema Photos

Do you suspect that you may be suffering from the symptoms of eczema? Review our photo gallery below, and contact our board-certified dermatologists for an appointment to find effective treatment options.

Eczema On The Elbow
Woman Looking At Her Facial Eczema In A Mirror
Eczema On A Woman's Neck
Psoriasis On A Patient's Hands

Request an Appointment for Eczema Treatment in Lancaster & Granville, Ohio

If you’re suffering from the symptoms of eczema, including unsightly, oozing patches of skin and excessive itchiness, relief is available. While there isn’t a cure for this condition, our board-certified dermatologists at Barrett & Geiss provide reliable treatment options for patients suffering from the symptoms of eczema. 

Contact our dermatology clinic in Lancaster, Ohio, at 740-687-1177 or Granville, Ohio, at 740-587-3376, or use our convenient online contact form to schedule an appointment today.

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