General and Cosmetic Dermatology located in Reno, NV

Eczema services offered in Reno, NV

More than 31 million people in the United States have some form of eczema. With a board-certified dermatologist and team of medical practitioners and a wide range of advanced treatments, Integrated Dermatology of Reno in Reno, Nevada, can effectively diagnose, help manage, and substantially reduce eczema flare-ups in children and adults. Call Integrated Dermatology of Reno today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Eczema Q&A

What is eczema?

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes red or brown itchy, dry patches of skin resembling a rash. Some patches may appear scaly, while others form small blisters. Eczema symptoms can vary depending on the type you have. Diagnosing your specific type allows the Integrated Dermatology of Reno team to determine the appropriate treatment for you.

What are the different types of eczema?

There are several different types of eczema, including:

Atopic dermatitis

The most common type of eczema, atopic dermatitis, typically appears as a rash in between the folds of the elbows and knees.

Contact dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is an immune response to a specific chemical or allergen. Flare-ups may cause red, raw stinging patches of skin.


Neurodermatitis is similar to atopic dermatitis but typically develops on the scalp, arms, neck, genitals, hands, or feet.

Nummular eczema

Nummular eczema forms small, round lesions that may itch or develop scales. An allergic reaction, insect bite, or dry skin can cause the condition.

Stasis dermatitis

Stasis dermatitis typically occurs if you have vascular concerns, such as varicose veins. Dry, itchy skin may develop over your affected veins.

Dyshidrotic eczema

Dyshidrotic eczema causes fluid-filled blisters on the hands or feet. While anybody can develop the condition, it’s more common in women than men.

What causes eczema?

Eczema occurs when the immune system overreacts to certain substances or triggers. Many factors can cause an eczema flare-up, including:

  • Genetics
  • Environment
  • Immune system disorders
  • Thyroid disease
  • Moisture imbalance in the skin barrier

Children born to mothers later in life are more likely to develop eczema than those born to young women.

What are the best treatments for eczema?

Depending on the type of eczema you have, the team may recommend one or more of the following treatments:

  • Topical hydrocortisone cream
  • Oral or topical steroid medications
  • Light therapy
  • PDE4 inhibitor medication
  • Medical-grade moisturizers
  • Trigger avoidance
  • Over-the-counter antihistamines

Wearing loose-fitting clothing, using gentle soaps and detergents, and investing in fragrance-free products may help reduce the frequency of your eczema flare-ups.

Call Integrated Dermatology of Reno today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about eczema.