Treat Eczema

Treat Eczema

Eczema is a general term for a set of chronic skin conditions caused by inflammation. The most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis. Eczema can be a very stressful and frustrating condition and can make living your daily life challenging and uncomfortable. The intense, frequent itch can cause loss of sleep and days off from work, and many children have to miss school days.

Our highly trained doctors will evaluate your condition and find out what triggers eczema and then recommend skin care products such as baths and moisturizer that will control your eczema. We will also provide you with a medical prescription, coping strategies and ways to avoid your eczema to trigger.

The staff at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center was excellent with assisting me with all questions and concerns. Dr. Summers is very precise in his work. I would recommend him to anyone I know. They are all wonderful. Thank you. Great job!

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Joan F
I had been interested in getting a breast augmentation for over 15 years but was worried about having elective surgery as well as the safety of implants. After I discovered a co-worker had implants and told me about Dr. Summers I took it as a sign. Dr. Summers and his staff were very patient and informative with all the questions and concerns I had. Never once did I feel they dismissed my concerns nor made me feel I was wasting their time with my nervousness. I determined that if I was going to undergo surgery that I would attempt laser liposuction on some stubborn areas on my abs, hips, and thighs. Dr. Summers was very professional and competent but what stood out for me was that he talked to me about diet and lifestyle changes that would be necessary to get the complete results I wanted. I was extremely pleased with the results of my augmentation and feel like the lipo gave me the kick start I needed to get me on the path to making those lifestyle changes. I can easily say I’m now in the best shape of my life! Thank you Dr. Summers!

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Jillian S.

Breast reconstruction is unlike any other kind of surgery. It not only restores a woman’s body but much more importantly, it heals and renews her feminine spirit. Because of your knowledge and skillful hands. The many women fortunate enough to have you as their surgeon will be forever grateful. Please consider this a letter a thank you from all of us. Take care and may god bless you always.

Lynn
I absolutely love, Love, LOVE my new nose! Dr. Summers made the entire process sooooo easy and I looked great right away! I couldn’t believe how easy it was and I got just the look I wanted. Thank you, Dr. Summers!

– J. Hoover Verified TrueReview®

J. Hoover
I am 30 years old and had a breast augmentation with Dr. Summers at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center. The pre-operative details, surgical procedure and post-operative care are excellent. I couldn’t have asked for better treatment from even the President’s staff! My experience is one that I’ll remember, never regret and wish I had done it sooner.

– Derma P. Verified TrueReview®

Derma P.
What a joy it has been to have become a patient of yours. I came to you in mid 2013 after having initial consultations with two other plastic surgeons.  Having very specific and complicated surgeries in mind with limited time and finances, I was fairly sure that I would once again be disappointed. However, it was during that first meeting that I decided you would be my doctor.I have very much appreciated the extra time and effort that you spend talking with me, learning about my life, planning my procedures, listening to my concerns, both physical and financial, and then miraculously making my dreams come true!It is rare to find a person these days, especially in the field of medicine, who, as I put it, ‘doesn’t have his hand on the door knob’ the whole time that you are in his office. Furthermore, to find someone as dedicated to his or her craft and committed to the well being, safety and happiness of another person is incredible.
Dani H.
I came to Dr.Summers 2 yrs ago and had a tummy tuck, the procedure turned out great. A year later I came back for a fat transfer to the butt and It was an success. My pants and bottoms fit perfectly and my spouse love that i have curse and i looks great. I would definitely come back for more treatment in the future. Thinking about getting more fat transfer to my bottom.

– Daronda W. Verified TrueReview®

Daronda Watkins
I love Dr. Summers and Staff!! I recently had and breast augmentation and lift. I love the results and the staff is very helpful and wonderful. My nurse has been the best I could ever ask for, she really did a great job explaining and going over everything with me and my husband. The staff is very thorough from checking in to accommodating each patient for follow up appointments. The facility is very clean, quiet, and comforting. Thank you all so much!! I would recommend using Dr. Summers and staff to anyone interested in this type of cosmetic surgery.

– D. Valenzia Verified TrueReview®

D.Valenzia
I am 5’6″ tall with long blond, curly hair. I work for a real estate company in Maryland as a Lease Administrator. Prior to that, I worked for a Minnesota Senator on Capitol Hill. Even though I work out at the gym frequently, I had a few problem areas, which would not go away. Thanks to Dr. Summers’ cosmetic surgery team at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center, I’ve had liposuction on my outer thighs, hips and stomach. Now my saddlebags are gone and I was able to buy a pair of hip hugger jeans! I’ll be 45 next month and will almost wear a size 6. I’m planning to return to have my inner thighs done very soon.

– Lynn F. Verified TrueReview®

Lynn F.
Dr. Summers was recommended to me by a friend who had breast implants and a tummy tuck at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center. She was delighted with the results. When she learned that I was interested in some facial work, she immediately told me that the best cosmetic surgeon in town is Adam Summers. She showed me the work he had done for her and I couldn’t believe how incredible she looked. I couldn’t even find her scars. I asked around some more and it turns out that Dr. Summers has quite a reputation for facelift surgery and is one of the few real experts for injections around the face. After my visit with him today, I had to let everyone know that if you are interested in any type of cosmetic procedure or surgery, you MUST visit Dr. Summers at his beautiful medical spa. He offers a complimentary appointment and was right on time. He spent an entire hour with me reviewing my concerns. Although it was late in the day and I know he had been working all day, he was kind and funny (and cute!) and made me feel very comfortable. I had some injections done and I look great. No, I look better than great! Truly, I’m thrilled with the results. This was the first time I had ever had anything done, and Dr. Summers made sure I was comfortable and that it was painless and that I looked just the way I wanted!

– Kathy S. Verified TrueReviews®

Kathy S.

What is Eczema

Eczema is a skin conditions in which the skin cannot protect itself as well as it should, so the person often gets itchy, dry skin. Eczema causes itchy, dry skin. People also develop small, deep-seated blisters, usually on their hands. It’s also possible to develop blisters on your feet.

Whether on your hands, feet, of both, the blisters are often very itchy and painful. When the blisters clear, the skin tends to be red, dry, and cracked. For many people, Eczema flares when they’re under a lot of stress, temperatures rise such as in spring or summer, or their hands stay wet for long periods of time.

Eczema flares range from mild to debilitating. A severe flare on your feet can make walking difficult. Having many blisters on your hands can make it difficult to work and perform everyday tasks like shampooing your hair and washing dishes.

 

What to expect

When eczema flares, a dermatologist can diagnose it by looking at your skin. Your dermatologist will also ask about your medical history, work, hobbies, and recent stress level.

If your dermatologist thinks that the eczema could be due to an allergy, an allergy test called patch testing may be recommended. During patch testing, small amounts of substances that you may be allergic to are placed on your skin, often the skin on your back.

 

Your treatment plan will be designed to treat your signs and symptoms. You may be responsible for doing much of the treatment at home. It is important to carefully follow your treatment plan, which may include several of the following:

  • Soaks and cool compresses: Soaks or cool compresses that you apply 2 to 4 times a day can be very effective for drying blisters. You apply these for 15 minutes at a time.

    After each soak or cool compress, you’ll likely need to apply a medicated cream or ointment, such as a corticosteroid.
  • Corticosteroid that you apply to your skin: This can reduce the inflammation and clear the blisters.
  • Anti-itch medicine: An antihistamine pill or other anti-itch medicine can reduce scratching. Anything you can do to reduce scratching is helpful because scratching tends to worsen.
  • Pramoxine (pra mox’ een): A cream or lotion containing this can relieve itch and pain.
  • Moisturizer or a barrier repair cream: Your dermatologist will recommend a moisturizer or barrier repair cream. These can reduce dryness and flares of DE.It’s important to apply the product after each shower, bath, and hand washing.
  • Medicine to treat an infection: The skin with DE can get infected. Before prescribing this medicine, your dermatologist will first determine what type of infection you have.

 

Further Treatment

If the above treatments fail to work or you have severe DE, your dermatologist may recommend one of the following:

 

Botulinum toxin: These injections, which are given in a dermatologist’s office, bring some patients relief because botulinum toxin temporarily relaxes the muscles and stops excessive sweating.

 

Botulinum toxin is FDA approved to treat wrinkles and excessive sweating in the underarms — but not DE. It’s legal to prescribe a medicine for a condition other than its FDA-approved use. This is called “off-label” use, which can be very helpful for some patients.

 

Draining large blisters in the office. Draining blisters is safe and effective when performed in a dermatologist’s office, but you should not drain your own blisters. Attempting this at home can lead to an infection, which can worsen DE and prevent clearing.

Corticosteroid that works throughout the body: For a severe case, a corticosteroid pill or injection may be prescribed.

Light treatments: This treatment exposes the skin with DE to ultraviolet (UV) light for a prescribed amount of time. Under a dermatologist’s care, light treatment can be a safe and effective treatment for DE. In one study, more than 90% of patients report good to excellent results after 6 to 8 weeks of treatment.

 

It’s extremely important to get these treatments at a hospital, clinic, or your dermatologist’s office. Trying to treat your skin by using a tanning bed is not recommended.

Changing your diet: Sometimes, DE continues to flare despite all you do to treat it. If this happens, your dermatologist may recommend a change to your diet.

Eliminating foods that contain nickel or cobalt helps some people. Many foods contain nickel or cobalt. If you are allergic to either, your dermatologist can tell you how to change your diet.

Other treatments than the ones listed here can also be helpful. Your dermatologist can tell you what treatment may be best for you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Treat Eczema:

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Q: Will my Eczema spread so much?

A: Not necessary. Some cases of Eczema may remain mild for ever while some tend to spread. Not all cases are likely to have extensive Eczema.

Q: Why is my Eczema worse at time?

A: This is what is known as an eczema “flare.” Flares are generally caused by triggers, which can be substances or conditions that worsen dry skin, such as dry skin, irritants, rough fabrics such as wool, emotional stress, heat and sweating.

Q: I am suffering from Eczema; what precautions should I take?

A: Keep the skin moist by applying oil or moisturizer, bath less frequently, avoid using soaps and tight cloths, try to reduce mental and physical stress, avoid certain food and allergens. Contact us right away to have your Eczema treated the right way.

Q: Are Respiratory disorders and Eczema interrelated?

A: Eczema and Respiratory disorders both are allergic conditions. In most cases, these two diseases alternate in occurrence. But it is not the fixed rule. However, these two are different condition and should be treated separately.