Eczema Dermatologist Specialist Staten Island

If you experience symptoms of eczema, seeking prompt dermatological care is essential for effective management.
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What is


Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition characterized by inflammation, itching, and the development of red, itchy, and scaly rashes on the skin. It often appears in patches and can occur anywhere on the body but is most commonly found on the face, neck, elbows, knees, and hands. Eczema can affect people of all ages, but it is particularly common in infants and young children. The exact cause of eczema is not fully understood but is believed to involve a combination of genetic, environmental, and immune system factors. Triggers for eczema flare-ups can include certain foods, allergens, irritants, stress, and weather conditions. 

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Treatment Options


Once we have diagnosed your eczema, we will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. There are several treatment options available for eczema, and we will recommend the best approach based on the type and severity of your eczema symptoms.

Moisturizers: One of the most important aspects of eczema treatment is keeping the skin moisturized. We will recommend a moisturizer that is appropriate for your skin type and that will help to soothe and hydrate your skin.

Topical Steroids:
: Topical steroids are a common treatment for eczema. These medications are applied directly to the affected areas of the skin and can help to reduce inflammation and itching.

Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors:: This class of medication is used to reduce inflammation and itching in the skin. It is often used in cases where topical steroids are not effective or are not appropriate.

Oral Medications: In some cases, we may recommend oral medications to help manage your eczema symptoms. These medications can help to reduce inflammation and itching, and may be necessary for severe cases of eczema.

Phototherapy: Phototherapy involves exposing the affected areas of the skin to a special type of light that can help to reduce inflammation and itching. This treatment is often used in cases where other treatments have not been effective.Aftercare for Eczema Treatments

I’ve struggled with eczema all my life and the various amounts of creams/ointments given to me by other places never helped enough. Dr.Patel is the only dermatologist I have met that explained everything to me clearly so I understood my issue clearly and gave me other options. My hands have never looked so clear in my life. Super happy with his service and his whole office is very nice/professional. Highly recommend!

- Mariah C

Dr. Patel is very knowledgeable and helpful. First time I went in he spotted my problem just by looking and immediately assigned me treatment. After following his regiment for a couple of months, it has completely healed. He also was able to check several other areas and prescribed medications for those areas. I highly recommend.

- Geoffrey W.

I started suffering from hormonal acne last October and visited many different dermatologists to find a sustainable solution. Dr. Patel is the only doctor who was committed to healing my skin. He saw me every 2 weeks to monitor my treatment and had effectively cleared my skin since I began seeing him in February! I am extremely grateful for him and his entire practice.

- Emily S.

I am very happy I found Dr. Patel he knew right away my hair loss issue, diagnosed it and began the treatment regiment. He is so knowledgeable and takes good care of you. I’ve seen rapid results in just 2 visits.The front desk staff are courteous and professional as well, and the wait times are very minimal. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Patel for your all your skin concerns, you won’t be disappointed.

- Christina A.

Dr. Patel is amazing. Not only is he great, but he will resolve any issues presented to him. I first came to see him for some skin tags and moles I wanted to remove, which he did. Also, I brought in my mother who was suffering from furuncle … something i’ve never heard from, but Dr. Patel recommended some medicine and my mom skin has cleared up 100%. I love his extreme intelligence and ambition to help with any dermatology issue. I would definitely recommend Dr. Patel to anyone dealing with any skin issue.

- Michael G.

What is eczema, and what are its common symptoms?
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition characterized by symptoms such as redness, itching, dryness, and the development of rash-like patches on the skin.
Are there different types of eczema, and how do they differ?
Yes, there are different types of eczema, including atopic dermatitis (the most common type), contact dermatitis, nummular eczema, and seborrheic dermatitis. These types vary in their causes and symptoms.
What causes eczema flare-ups, and can they be prevented?
Eczema flare-ups can be triggered by various factors, including exposure to irritants, allergens, stress, dry weather, sweating, and certain foods. While it may not always be possible to prevent flare-ups, identifying and avoiding triggers can help manage the condition.
Is eczema a chronic condition, or can it be cured?
Eczema is generally a chronic condition, but its severity can vary over time. While there is no known cure, effective treatments and proper management can significantly reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life.
How is eczema diagnosed, and when should I see a dermatologist?
Eczema is diagnosed through a physical examination by a dermatologist. If you experience persistent or severe symptoms, such as intense itching and skin inflammation, it's advisable to see a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
What are the most effective treatments for eczema?
Effective treatments for eczema include topical corticosteroids, moisturizers, non-steroidal creams, and antihistamines for itching relief. In severe cases, systemic medications or phototherapy may be recommended.
Are there any lifestyle changes or home remedies that can help manage eczema?
Lifestyle changes such as avoiding harsh soaps, maintaining proper skin hydration, wearing breathable fabrics, and managing stress can help manage eczema. Some individuals find relief through natural remedies like oatmeal baths and coconut oil.
Can certain foods or allergens trigger eczema symptoms?
Yes, certain foods or allergens can trigger eczema symptoms in some individuals. Common allergens include dairy, nuts, eggs, and certain environmental allergens like pollen.
What should I avoid if I have eczema to prevent worsening of my condition?
To prevent worsening of eczema, individuals should avoid known triggers, such as harsh detergents, fragranced products, excessive heat, and foods that may cause allergies or sensitivities.
Are there any new or innovative treatments for eczema on the horizon?
Ongoing research is exploring new treatments and therapies for eczema, including biologics and targeted therapies. Consult with a dermatologist to stay updated on the latest advancements in eczema management.

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