It's that time of the year when a large number of us suffer through skin irritation and cracking. There are millions of medical visits annually for eczema and contact dermatitis. It appears that diminished compounds call ceramides are responsible for much of the problem. Scratching sets off a whole cascade of of events leading to a loss of barrier integrity.
Prevention and Treatment
1) 1) Mild, non-soap cleansers such as Cerave, Cetaphil, and Equate.
2) 2) Effective moisturizer applied within three minutes of wetting skin; examples of ceramide containing moisturizers include: Cerave cream or lotion, Cetaphil Restoraderm, and Aveeno Eczema Therapy.
If your skin is still giving you problems and a little over the counter cortisone doesn’t help come in and see us.