Eczema is a skin irritation that is often itchy and can be thought of as a skin allergy. However, eczema is not an allergic reaction, but rather just a reaction to the following circumstances:

  • Genetics – studies have shown that Eczema is hereditary
  • Major causes include family members who have had; eczema, asthma, or seasonal allergies
  • Abnormal functioning of the immune system
  • The Environment in which you live
  • Activities that might cause the skin to be more sensitive
  • Defects in the skin that allow moisture out and germs in

It might be time to call Riviera Allergy when you see the following symptoms:

  • You have developed an itchy rash & have a family history of eczema or asthma
  • You have found that over-the-counter creams are not working to treat your eczema as more aggressive forms of treatment may be needed
  • You have developed a yellowish to light brown crust or pus-filled blisters over existing patches of eczema. Unless properly treated this can lead to bacterial infections.

Common types of Eczema

  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dyshidrotic Dermatitis
  • Nummular Dermatitis
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Stasis Dermatitis

If you believe you have any of the above types of eczema and are showing symptoms, please call our office at Riviera Allergy today at 310-792-9050.