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Parents ask how to treat eczema: Centreville, VA dermatologists explain

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According to the National Eczema Association, nearly 11 percent of children in this country have eczema. These little ones suffer from itchy, dry skin, usually in the creases of elbows and knees. Without proper treatment, skin thickens, and sores develop from scratching, which can lead to secondary infection. Parents commonly ask how to treat eczema. Centreville, VAdermatologists, Dr. Neeraja Mattay, Dr. Nickolai Talanin, and Dr. Liana Abramova share this information.

Accurate diagnosis is key

Eczema symptoms are shared by many other health conditions. The highly-qualified doctors at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia in Centreville are experienced in precise diagnosis, the first key step in helping your child find relief.

Next, the dermatologist works closely with you to identify factors that may be triggering eczema, such as:

  • Wool or synthetic fabrics
  • Soaps, cleansers, or chlorine
  • Mommy’s perfume or makeup
  • A dusty or sandy environment
  • Environmental pollutants
  • Second-hand cigarette smoke


Effective treatment

The dermatologist outlines everyday changes you can make to lessen symptom. This may be as simple as bathing the child in cooler water using a mild soap, applying a non-irritating moisturizer, and running a humidifier in baby’s room at night.

Depending on severity and persistence, medical treatment may be necessary to get eczema under control, and for continued management. The customized treatment plan may include a combination of:

  • Prescription moisturizer.
  • Professional strength hydrocortisone.
  • Cream to control skin inflammation.
  • Oral antihistamines.
  • Corticosteroids in pill or liquid form.
  • Other drugs that focus on reducing the body’s immune reaction.
  • Ultraviolet light therapy, if eczema is severe.

When your child has a skin problem, the important thing to remember is that you are not alone. You don’t have to wonder how to treat eczema. The DANV team in Centreville, VA is here to help. Call (866) 808-3320.
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Dr. Neeraja C. Mattay Reviewed by Andy. K.

I recently had an appointment at the Sterling office. Booking the appointment over the phone was easy and fast. Upon arrival, I found the front desk staff to be pleasant and efficient. My wait time was minimal in the waiting room and well as in the back room, which is always a nice thing with any doctor's office. When I did meet with the doctor, we discussed my issues and overall felt like all my questions and concerns were thoroughly answered before I left. No complaints, and will definitely be coming back if need be and recommending this practice to my family and friends.

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