Our dermatologists provide continued care to help you manage symptoms of eczema and dermatitis, regardless of the type, for the long term. A dermatologist monitors your health in regular follow-up visits throughout treatment and adjusts medications as needed to ensure that your symptoms remain under control. If allergic dermatitis is causing your symptoms, avoiding the allergen may be all that’s needed to resolve a rash.
Continuing to take steps to prevent eczema and dermatitis flare-ups using at-home therapies as recommended by your dermatologist can help keep symptoms from interrupting your life.
In addition, our dermatologists may recommend proactive use of topical medications to maintain clear skin and prevent future outbreaks. If a course of medication by mouth or phototherapy has controlled the symptoms of eczema and dermatitis, doctors may recommend using topical corticosteroids or topical calcineurin inhibitors a few times a week as a preventive measure on areas that frequently break out. Research suggests that proactive application can reduce flare-ups and prevent severe outbreaks. Limiting application to once or twice a week also minimizes the risk of side effects.