Steroid creams and ointments are effective and work quickly to bring a flare up under control, but there are side effects to using steroids long-term.
Dermatitis is a general term for skin inflammation. There are many types of dermatitis – each with their own causes and treatments.
The terms “eczema” or “dermatitis” are used to describe certain kinds of inflamed skin conditions including allergic contact dermatitis and nummular dermatitis.
Topical corticosteroids are effective anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, & vasoconstrictive medications and are treatment for rashes, eczema, and dermatitis.
Contour Dermatology is currently seeking participants (ages 2 and up) for a clinical study for a new, non-steroidal topical ointment to treat eczema.
While we love the cooler temperatures in the winter in the desert, the dry climate can lead to drier, itching skin which is no fun.