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Eczema, Contact Dermatitis and Rashes

Characterized by patches of irritated and itchy skin, eczema is a common skin conditions that can affect your quality of life.  It’s estimated that up to 20% of the world’s population will experience some form of eczema at some point in their lives.  Many treatment options can help control the rash and itching.  However, what works for one person may not work for another, and many people find it challenging to find the right treatment.  Other rashes, some that may mimic eczema – like ringworm, hives or bites are also common.  With years of experience treating rashes, Dr. Seidenberg can work with you to find the right treatment or combination of treatments to provide relief.  Treatments may include lotions and creams to keep the skin moist, as well as topical or oral medications to reduce inflammation and relieve itching.

Contact dermatitis is a common cause of eczema that can result in red, itchy and painful rashes, blisters or hives.  Contact dermatitis can be caused by contact with substances that trigger allergic reactions, or with substances that directly irritate and damage the skin.  Contact dermatitis can be caused by many different substances, including poison ivy, topical antibiotics, cleaning solutions, cosmetics, certain foods, chemicals, certain metals/jewelry, perfumes, detergents and hair dye.  If your condition doesn’t improve, becomes severe, or continues to spread, you should contact Dr. Seidenberg for an appointment.  In addition to treating your current condition, Dr. Seidenberg can help determine what triggered your rash, so that you can prevent further outbreaks.  When the cause of the outbreak is not readily apparent, Dr. Seidenberg can conduct allergy testing to determine your sensitivity to a variety of substances. 

Red, dry, itchy patches
Can occur anywhere on skin, but most often on the face and hands
May be triggered by harsh soaps and household products, perfumes, medications, infections, genetics and stress
Patch testing may help identify a contact dermatitis

While all procedures carry some risk and uncertainty, the treatment of eczema and contact dermatitis is normally safe when performed by a qualified, experienced dermatologist.  Dr. Seidenberg will meet with you to assess your condition and discuss your options for treatment, including any possible side effects that you may experience.  Request an appointment online or call today to set up a consultation with Dr. Seidenberg.

317 East 34th Street, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10016

212.421.SKIN (7546)

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