As many as 15% to 20% of people experience eczema or some form of dermatitis at some point in their lives. Consult our MOH-certified dermatologist with over 30 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of eczema.
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Eczema (Dermatitis) is a skin rash that is often dry, itchy and red. Sometimes, it is weepy and presents with blisters.
There are 2 broad groups of eczemas:
Atopic Eczema is one type of endogenous eczema and is a very common skin disease that afflicts about 20% of children nowadays. However, it can also affect adults. Children and adults afflicted with this disease often suffer from itch and rashes for a long duration.
Some common triggers and aggravating factors for eczema include:
Pollution, as well as extremes in temperature and humidity (such as in tropical climates) can serve as triggers. You may also react differently when exposed to certain animals or plants.
This includes common household items such as soaps, topical treatments, detergents, and scents.
The most common food allergens are egg, soy, milk, wheat, fish, shellfish, bird nest and peanut.
Changes in your hormones can trigger flare-ups. For women, these include certain points in their menstrual cycle or during pregnancy.
Stress can come from relationship problems or major life changes, such as divorce, job changes or school examinations.
Is persistent itching disrupting your daily activities and overall quality of life? Consult Dr. Wong for a safe & effective treatment plan.
Dermatologist Dr. Wong will identify the triggers and educate the patient on how to deal with the itch during consultation. Using his experience, Dr. Wong often combines old and tested methods as well as the latest medications and approaches to help eczema sufferers. This often includes bath, emollient, cream medication, oral medication and light treatment. An effective multi-prong anti-inflammation approach to tame the hyperactive immune system is important.
Dr. Wong also uses the latest Biologic injection “Dupixent” to treat patients with severe eczema. This is a new class of drugs that come from clinical eczema research. They are given as injections and they are very effective in controlling atopic eczema. Their main advantage is the absence of organ damage to the kidney, liver and the ease and convenience of receiving the treatment. Their main disadvantage is that the treatment is costly and is rarely covered by insurance. All pros and cons will be discussed with you before Dr. Wong starts you on Dupixent injection treatment.
An experienced dermatologist with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Wong Soon Tee will be able to accurately identify the nature of your eczema and recommend the most suitable treatment for you.
There is no permanent cure for eczema, however lifestyle changes and medical treatments can help to reduce symptoms and allow individuals to lead a well-functioning life.
It is important to note that eczema is a chronic recurrent inflammatory condition that needs proper management and care to prevent and minimize flare up.
Major Features of atopic eczema include: