What is eczema?
Eczema is a common and chronic skin condition. While the exact cause is unknown, eczema may be caused by a combination of genetic (hereditary) factors and environmental factors. While the disorder can come and go throughout life, symptoms may decrease with age. Treatment and self-care will help relieve symptoms in most people.
What are the symptoms of eczema?
Common symptoms of eczema include itchy, dry skin. Scaling, redness, swelling, weeping, cracking, and crusting of the skin may occur. It often affects the skin creases of elbows, knees, neck, face, hands, feet, groin, and genitals. Itching may be worse during sleep.
What is the treatment for eczema?
Visit Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens for a complete skin exam and review of symptoms and medical history so the healthcare provider may determine the right course of treatment for you. Treatment steps involve healing the skin, preventing flare-ups, and treating symptoms when they occur.
This treatment is available at Healthcare Clinic locations for patients 18 months and older.
If you believe you have a medical emergency, please call 911.