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Eczema Skin Treatments in Fargo

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Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that causes itchy patches of red skin, crusting skin, blisters, and bumps. The signs of eczema are different for everyone. There are seven types of eczema, however, the most common is atopic dermatitis.

Eczema can affect people of all ages and can appear almost anywhere on the body but is more commonly found on the face, legs, arms, and hands.

Scientists aren’t sure exactly what causes eczema, however, they do know certain factors can contribute to it, such as household cleaners, prolonged exposure to heat, prolonged exposure to cold, certain fabrics, laundry detergent, emotional stress, genetics, metals, adhesives, and many other common items found around the home or workplace.

People who suffer from food sensitivities, seasonal allergies, or asthma, are at a higher risk of developing eczema.

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What are the Symptoms and How to Manage Them.

Symptoms of severe eczema in adults may include scaly patches of dry skin, and red patches around the mouth, on the eyelids, in front of the elbows, behind the knees, and on the ankles and wrists, or anywhere on the body.

Complications include skin infections from constant scratching that creates open sores. The itch-scratch cycle can interfere with sleep, and the more the itchy patch of skin is scratched, the more it itches, which is why prompt treatment of eczema is so important.


Triggers include sweat, stress, heat, itchy fabrics, fragrances, pet dander, soaps, detergents, dust and pollen, and hot dry air. allergies can also trigger flares.


Making appropriate changes to personal care products and household chemicals, cleaners, and disinfectants, can help prevent flare-ups.

Chemicals, including dyes and fragrances, can exacerbate the condition. People with eczema may be sensitive to laundry, and bathing, and should avoid all alcohol-based products.

Since there is no cure for eczema, a patient will always be at risk of flare-ups. Fortunately, with ongoing medical treatment, even severe eczema can be managed. A medical provider from Altaire Clinic can teach a patient about the most effective ways to manage their symptoms of eczema and prevent serious flare-ups in the future, to improve their health, the appearance of their skin, and their quality of life.

Eczema Treatment

Topical treatments for eczema can be effective in providing relief and minimizing symptoms.

Corticosteroid creams can be applied topically and used to relieve both itching and inflammation. Over-the-counter corticosteroids may be effective in treating mild eczema, however, severe eczema may require prescription-strength medication.

A medical provider will create a treatment plan that may include topical, oral, or injectable medications, or other therapies that will help alleviate your symptoms and improve the appearance of your skin.


If severe eczema is left untreated it can make symptoms worse and complications can arise, including the risk of infections. Additionally, uncontrolled eczema can have a major impact on a person’s quality of life and may lead to depression, self-esteem issues, and may also affect a person’s quality of sleep. Seeking treatment for eczema can improve a person’s physical and emotional health and can prevent serious complications in the future.


Eczema must be managed chronically and cannot be cured. Flare-ups and poorly managed eczema can result in ongoing pain, discomfort, and stress. People with this condition tend to have very sensitive skin and may also experience a change in skin color and texture.

There are cases where children will outgrow their eczema flares as they get older.

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What to Expect At Your Visit

At Altaire Clinic, a medical provider can diagnose eczema based on a patient’s medical history and clinical features. A medical provider must first exclude other inflammatory skin conditions and infections with a similar appearance.

Because there is no cure for eczema, the goal of treatment is to control itching, reduce or eliminate inflammation and redness, and prevent the condition from worsening.

There are a variety of topical and oral treatment options available, and in many cases, patients will need a combination of treatments to properly manage their mild to severe eczema.

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Whether you’ve just discovered a red itchy rash, noticed a change in your skin, or you’ve suffered from eczema for years, there are many effective treatment options available that can help you manage your condition, and improve the appearance of your skin.

Contact Altaire Clinic today at (701)-809-9369, or visit our website to schedule a consult with one of our medical providers. We can help you implement a personalized treatment plan that will focus on prevention, and empower you to finally get control of eczema.

At Altaire Clinic, we want to help you get relief from a current eczema flare-up and reduce flare-ups in the future. Our goal is to ensure every patient leaves satisfied with their treatment and confident that their care is in the hands of experienced, knowledgeable medical providers that will help them achieve their health and wellness goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Eczema

What Foods Should I Avoid If I Have Eczema?

While food triggers may not be the cause of eczema flare-ups for everyone, some people are more sensitive than others. If certain foods in a patient’s diet are believed to trigger flare-ups, these foods should be avoided. The common foods that can trigger an eczema flare-up in some patients include: Soy Citrus fruits Eggs Dairy Wheat or gluten Some types of nuts, such as almonds Cinnamon Cloves Vanilla Tomatoes

Why Isn't My Eczema Healing?

If you find that your eczema is not improving with over-the-counter topical therapies, you must make an appointment with a medical provider who can recommend more effective treatment options. No medication will work the same for every patient with eczema. Treatment can depend on disease severity and many other factors.

Does Diluted-Bleach Bath Work For Eczema?

According to the National Eczema Association, soaking in lukewarm water rehydrates the skin and removes dead skin cells and irritants. A diluted bleach bath can help due to its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to help balance the skin’s pH and can also be an effective treatment for chronic hand eczema or a severe form of eczema that affects the entire body.

Do Oatmeal Baths Work For Eczema?

An oatmeal bath is a common type of eczema remedy that many people have tried. Colloidal oatmeal is finely ground oatmeal that can help relieve eczema symptoms, such as irritated, dry, and itchy skin. However, before trying, you should speak with your medical provider to determine if an oatmeal bath would be an appropriate way to control eczema symptoms.

How Do I Get Rid Of Eczema Forever?

Because there is no cure for eczema, ongoing medical treatment is the most effective way to reduce and treat flare-ups.

Is treatment covered by insurance?

Since eczema is a chronic condition, multiple visits and several prescription medications may be required to effectively manage the condition. Understanding how your insurance works and the type of coverage it provides can help you get the most out of affordable eczema care. To learn more, contact Altaire Clinic.

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