Did you know there are 7 types of Eczemas & anyone (child, adult & old age) can have a form of Eczema? There are various triggers such as dry skin, humidity, contact with certain metals & even inheritance from your family!
Atopic Dermatitis (most common form)
Dry, Inflamed, Itchy & Red skin
Anyone with allergies coming into contact with certain substances
Blistering & Hives
Typically, adults <40 years old
Disc-shaped patches of red skin
Commonly in adults from 30 to 60 years old
Flaky, Itchy & Red rash
Generally older patients
Cracked, dry & scaly skin on the lower legs
Adults >60 years old
Pink or Red cracks
How is the treatment administered?
Dupixent is the administration of injections below your skin. The recommended dosage for adults will be an initial dosage of 2 injections (600mg) at 2 different sites, and then Dupixent is injected once (300mg) every other week at different sites.
- Eye problems
- Parasitic infections
- Currently taking any types of corticosteroid medications
- Planning to receive any vaccinations
- Pregnant or planning to conceive
- Breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed
Other Eczema Treatments (but not limited to):
- Antibiotics: Antibiotics are usually prescribed if a bacterial skin infection happens alongside your eczema
- Antihistamines: Antihistamines minimizes the risk of nighttime scratching
- Antifungal & Antiviral medications: These will treat viral & fungal infections that happens
- Moisturizers: They work to minimize the loss of water & work to repair your skin.
- Systemic Corticosteroids: If the topical treatments are ineffective, we may prescribe systemic corticosteroids. These are either consumed orally or administered via injections.
- Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors: These drugs are meant to suppress your immune system’s activities. It helps to prevent flare-ups & minimizes inflammation.
- Topical Corticosteroids creams & ointments: These anti-inflammatory medications are applied topically to relieve itchiness & skin inflammation.
- Wet-Wrap Therapy: This procedure involves the topical application of the specific steroid cream & moisturizer. Next, your skin is wrapped with a layer of open-weave tubular dressing which is moist. This treatment aims to dramatically reduce itchiness & rashes.