EczemaView More Before & Afters
Needing to know how to get rid of eczema? Consult with our eczema specialist.
Do you have an itchy, dry skin rash that does not seem to go away? This may be a condition called eczema. Also called atopic dermatitis, this condition is caused by inflammation of the skin after an insult or trauma to it.
Eczema is so common that at least half of children develop some form of dry skin rashes, yet eventually outgrow them. More than 1% of adults have eczema outbreaks.
Dr. Joel Schlessinger, a board-certified dermatologist at Schlessinger MD in Omaha, Nebraska can assess your skincare concerns and provide treatment for eczema and other rashes or skin conditions. He has the medical background to look at all aspects of this condition and will work with you to find solutions that will result in improvement. He is also an active researcher in this area, having conducted over 40 trials on treatments for eczema. Additionally, he and his son, Dr. Daniel Schlessinger, have developed a patented product, FixMySkin 1% hydrocortisone healing balm, which works on many conditions, including eczema!
Dr. Schlessinger is a former board-certified pediatrician, having completed a residency in pediatrics, so he is particularly skilled when this condition appears in babies and young children. Additionally, he conducts patch testing in his clinic, which allows for a precise determination of the cause in many situations.
Treatment can help you control and stabilize your eczema, and Schlessinger MD has many treatment options, including standard treatments, clinical trials for those who have been through the gamut of what is available and still have issues, as well as his patented FixMySkin, which also can help. This and other products we have available can be found at www.LovelySkin.com/FixMySkin
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These are unretouched photos of Dr. Schlessinger’s own patients
What is eczema?Eczema can occur at any age but is most common in infants and young adults. Symptoms appear as dry skin and red, itchy and scaly patches on the face, creases of the elbows, or back of the knees. The rash can be limited to a few areas of the body or become widespread. If severe or untreated, eczema may become bumpy, scaly, and red. The skin may also become thickened due to continual scratching. About half of patients are affected to some degree (although usually much less) throughout life while some patients outgrow the condition.
What are some atopic dermatitis causes?The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but research shows that eczema tends to run in families, particularly in those with allergies, asthma, or hay fever. Many patients with eczema also tend to have skin allergies to various products. That’s where Dr. Schlessinger’s expertise in finding regimens and over-the-counter treatments can really help.
What is the treatment for eczema?Dr. Schlessinger at Schlessinger MD, voted Omaha’s best dermatologist year after year, is well versed in the most current and effective medications and products for the treatment of eczema. He can advise you on the best approach or combination of treatments for you when you make an appointment for him to see you at his clinic. The first step in the treatment for eczema is identifying the cause of skin sensitivity. Dr. Schlessinger is aware of the major irritants and can help narrow the search for the cause. In addition to examining your skin and rash, he is equipped to perform skin testing for allergies and contact dermatitis and has the ability to test for many common triggers to determine the best treatment for you, if necessary. Interestingly, though food is often implicated in eczema by history, clinical trials have not found it to be of much significance in practicality. If and when the item you are sensitive to is identified, you will be advised on how to avoid the problem in the future. It may be as simple as covering up during cold seasons or adding humidity to dry indoor air or changing skincare products.
“Having been involved in over 30 clinical trials on eczema and invented a patented treatment for eczema with my son, Dr. Daniel Schlessinger, I have a sensitivity to the improvements that have been made in treatments recently. We are so fortunate to have excellent treatments now that can improve eczema greatly!”
Are you eligible to participate in a clinical trial to test new treatments for eczema?
At the Schlessinger MD Skin Research Center located with Schlessinger MD in Omaha, Nebraska, Dr. Schlessinger and his clinical staff conduct research studies to test new medications for skin conditions.
He has conducted clinical research involving medications and treatments for eczema, and clinical studies are ongoing in the clinic on rosacea. These innovative treatments are only available in a select group of clinics in the U.S. and available at no cost to study participants.
If you are eligible to participate in a clinical trial of new medications, Dr. Schlessinger can advise you when he sees you during an appointment. Contact us today to learn more!See Current Studies