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You don’t have to suffer with eczema

Elderly Smiling Woman Are you one of the 30 million Americans with eczema? Also called atopic dermatitis, this medical condition of the skin causes extreme itching, flaking, and scaling. There is no reason to suffer with these symptoms. Dr. Amanda Lloyd at Skin and Vein Institute in Encinitas offers numerous treatments to significantly improve the appearance and comfort of eczema.

Who gets eczema?

Skin acts as a barrier, protecting other organs from the outside world. Eczema is an autoimmune disorder that impairs this function, allowing an excessive response to external irritants. This troublesome condition may appear on the face, wrists, hands, backs of knees, feet, or other areas of the body.

  • About 20 percent of infants get eczema, usually crusty and oozy, on the face or scalp. Most outgrow it before puberty.
  • Individuals with a family history of eczema are most likely to develop it at any age.
  • Flare-ups may occur from contact with scratchy fabrics, getting overly warm or cold, animal dander, or exposure to household products like soap and detergent.
  • Colds and upper respiratory infections can also be triggers.
  • Stress usually makes eczema worse.

Effective eczema management

While eczema itself is not a serious health threat, there are risks associated with it:

  • Secondary infection from scratching.
  • Scarring.
  • Changes in pigmentation for those with dark skin.
  • Discomfort that impacts quality of life.
  • Embarrassment.

It is very important to see a Board-Certified Dermatologist if you have or think you may have eczema. Dr. Amanda Lloyd begins with a review of your current skin care routine to ensure the products you use are not worsening the condition. She helps you discover your triggers, and make lifestyle adjustments to minimize flare-ups. Then, an individualized treatment plan of moisturizers, topical and oral medications, and light therapy keeps eczema under control.

In the North County San Diego area, call (760) 642-6674.

Meet Dr. Amanda Lloyd


She can help you look and feel even more amazing in your skin because she is well trained in all aspects of dermatology including laser and cosmetics, skin cancer management including Mohs surgery and cosmetic reconstruction, medical dermatology and venous disease.

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