What is eczema?
Eczema, also known as dermatitis is very common skin condition presenting as itching and redness. Other signs which may occur are scaling, flaking, swelling, scratch marks, weeping, crusting, thickening of the skin due to repeated scratching, affected skin becoming darker or lighter than surrounding unaffected skin, cracks forming on the skin, bumps underneath the skin and dryness. Contrary to popular belief, it can occur at any age, even at 90+ for the first time.
There are many types of eczema; atopic eczema, discoid or nummular eczema, irritant contact eczema, allergic contact eczema, seborrhoeic eczema, pompholyx or dyshidrotic eczema, asteatotic eczema or eczema craquele and gravitational or venous or varicose eczema.
Eczema typically affects one’s quality of life and the itching can affect sleep, resulting in tiredness and irritability. Depending on where your eczema is located and how severe it is, it can affect your day to day life, including your ability to work and relationships, make you self conscious and may affect your mental well being. The majority of people with eczema feel frustrated as the itching is hugely debilitating, the moisturisers they have tried haven’t help and they have often been prescribed cream after cream which do not control their eczema. Some eczemas can be cured with a careful management plan, but the majority although cannot be cured can be controlled to a great degree.
How can Dr Sewell treat eczema and dermatitis?
Dr Sewell has the expertise to correctly diagnose your eczema, identify potential trigger factors which may cause or flare up your eczema and draw up a highly personalised management plan, with the aim to clear your skin where possible and to get you back to leading a full life, doing the things you love doing.
Eczema and Dermatitis appointments in Surrey and London
Dr Sivanie Sewell offers face to face appointments as well as video and telephone consultations for the treatment of Eczema and Dermatitis. Face to Face appointments are available at Spire St Anthony's Hospital (London), Spire Gatwick Park Hopistal in Horely (Surrey) and Ashtead Hospital in Ashtead (Surrey), convenient locations for the surrounding areas of Cheam, Surbiton, Wimbledon, Kingswood, Richmond, Dormansland, Bletchingley, Virgina Water, Mitcham, Leatherhead, Epsom, Reigate, Redhill and Dorking.
To take the first step to better control of your skin BOOK AN APPOINTMENT with Dr Sewell today.