Eczema (Dermatitis) is a skin rash that is often dry, itchy and red. Sometimes, it is weepy and presents with blisters. A consultation with Dermatologist Dr Wong Soon Tee will help you to determine the causes of your itchy skin and an accurate diagnosis is important for optimal clinical management.
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.
Major Features of atopic eczema include:
Environmental allergens trigger eczema and the common triggers are as follow:
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.
Endogenous eczema affecting the face
Exogenous (contact) eczema from medical plaster
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:
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