What is Eczema?
Eczema is a condition that causes inflamed, red, itchy patches of skin. There are different types and stages of eczema, but the most common form is atopic dermatitis. Eczema can occur in patients of all ages and is often the result of an allergic reaction. Although it may look alarming, it is not contagious. Eczema can appear almost anywhere on the body but usually develops on the face, hands, arms, and legs. At Arizona Skin Institute in Surprise, AZ, skilled dermatologist Dr Jay Mehta is highly trained in diagnosing and treating eczema. He has helped countless patients all across the Greater Phoenix area and looks forward to providing you with the attentive care you deserve!
"I love this place. It is super clean and staff are very versed in all aspects of skin care. I have not been here for awhile as I usually come out to Arizpna for the winter months and have been away but am back now and will be booking appointment right away. This place is so very different than many and do not push things at you. They are 100% professional."- B. / Healthgrades / Jan 08, 2020
"Greeted by a friendly staff :) I was pleased to learn that there was nothing alarming or cancerous after a thorough body check. However, the aging process, as well as many hours in the outdoors were evident! I really appreciated the time Becky spent explaining details about my skin, healthier skincare practices, and product suggestions to improve it - sun block being #1! Dr. Mehta was very pleasant and answered my questions (and fears) about any type of face treatment procedures. I feel very confident having him work on my skin to restore some of its lost glow. I highly recommend the Arizona Skin Institute."- M.A. / Google / Jun 11, 2020
"My first visit at Arizona Skin Institute was great~!...The staff was friendly welcoming, and professional in every detail~!...Dr Mehta is a super nice man~!...He is personable, down-to-earth and easy to talk to...He has great bedside manner~!...He explained things thoroughly and I felt confident about his addressing my issues...I am have no doubt that he'll continue to make my skin health his priority~!...I didn't have any more than a 10 minute wait for my appointment...I was in & out within an hour but I didn't feel at all rushed...I would highly recommend Dr Mehta at Arizona Skin Institute...I am looking forward to any future visits.. I know that Dr Mehta will take good care of me~!...Don't hesitate to make an appointment...You won't be sorry..."- S.C. / Google / Mar 13, 2020
"I visited the Peoria location. The staff is amazing! Everyone is friendly, professional, and very personable. I was having a hard day, not to mention, struggling for some time with some skin issues, and one of my doctors really went the extra mile to cheer me on and show her beautiful loving spirit with a friendly hug and positive, motivating feedback. I was very comfortable engaging with the doctors and asking questions. Having over 10 & 15 years of experience, they were very informative and confident. I really love this place and I recommend it to anyone seeking any areas of dermatology, like skin diseases & conditions, including cosmetic treatments like Botox, dermal fillers, and laser treatments."- M.B. / Google / Mar 03, 2020
"They were prompt, great front office and Becky Caudle, PA and the Doctor were fantastic!"- G.C. / Google / Jan 03, 2020
What causes Eczema?
Specialists aren't entirely certain what caused eczema, but it's believed to be triggered by a variety of factors: immune system abnormalities, genetics, the environment, bacteria, and certain skin products being the most common causes. Family genetics are thought to play a significant role because specific genes may cause someone to have severely sensitive skin. Those who suffer from asthma, seasonal allergies, or food sensitivities are at greater risk of developing skin conditions like eczema.
Treatments for eczema
Eczema can be addressed with a variety of over-the-counter and prescribed drugs and lotions. Hydrocortisone creams and ointments along with antihistamines, like Benadryl, may help to relieve symptoms. Prescription drugs like immunomodulators or steroid creams can assist people who have moderate to severe eczema. An oral steroid or corticosteroid might also be prescribed. In severe instances, we may apply ultraviolet light therapy or laser treatment to the affected areas. When other therapies have failed, we may prescribe immunosuppressants, which suppress the immune system.
get the relief you need
Whether you have suffered from eczema for years with little to no relief or have just discovered an itchy rash or other change to your skin, there are a number of treatments available. Implementing a multi-level treatment program that focuses on prevention and early detection will help enable you to not just manage your condition but also see a substantial decline in symptoms. Get relief from eczema at Arizona Skin Institute in Surprise, AZ near Phoenix.