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Eczema and dermatitis are used interchangeably to describe several varieties of inflamed, irritated skin. Acute dermatitis usually appears as a red rash which may be blistered or swollen. When dermatitis becomes chronic, the skin may become thickened, rough and darker than the surrounding skin due to prolonged scratching.
The affected area is typically treated using topical corticosteroids, topical immunomodulators, antibiotics (if an infection is suspected), or oral antihistamines. These treatments may be administered alone or in combination with one another.
Dermatology Clinic of Idaho has a Boise location to assist with eczema treatment.
You can also book an appointment to discuss eczema treatment with a Skin Care Provider today.