Millions of people in the United States alone have eczema. All of them are looking for a way to relieve the itchiness and irritation that this skin condition can cause. Often, they rely on over-the-counter treatments that are used for dry skin. Products such as lotion and shea butter are frequently recommended. Affiliated Dermatology® has helped many patients see relief far beyond their own attempts, often with equally affordable over-the-counter solutions. In this article, we’ll discuss how shea butter helps with eczema and why it might not be the only option for the best results.

What is Eczema?

Eczema is a skin condition that causes red, itchy, and inflamed patches of skin. It’s a chronic condition that can get better at times and then flare up again. The triggers for these flare-ups and the severity of which they occur vary wildly from person to person. Because eczema prevents the skin from retaining moisture properly, conventional methods of treating dry skin don’t always work, and what works for someone with a mild case might not work for someone with a more severe occurrence.

Benefits of Shea Butter for Eczema

Shea butter is a common way people deal with dry skin. It’s a fat that comes from the nuts of the shea tree. There are a number of reasons why people prefer shea butter over lotions and other moisturizers for dry skin, especially when a medical condition like eczema causes it. However, it isn’t always the best choice for such conditions, so it’s important to have the complete picture before making a healthcare decision.



How We Treat Eczema

Affiliated Dermatology® provides expert solutions for various skin conditions, including eczema, ensuring your skin is healthy once more. Our medical teams use advanced technology and treatment options, ranging from topical products to chemical peels.

The treatment chosen will be tailored to your specific skin conditions.

For mild eczema, we may recommend over-the-counter creams and antihistamines. These may suffice for some cases, though choosing the right ones and the right combination is important.

Persistent cases may require stronger interventions. This could include steroid creams or prescription-strength antihistamines.

Whether the solution is over-the-counter or prescription, proper use and monitoring of results is required to get the best results. Your dermatologist will monitor your condition and ensure that your treatment is providing you with the best benefit possible.

See How Affiliated Dermatologists Can Help With Eczema

As a chronic and uncomfortable condition, many people are looking for relief from eczema. The internet is filled with conflicting and often bad advice about how to deal with it. Some may make it worse. Others, like shea butter, might make you think the problem is better but be a much less effective solution than what’s possible. If eczema is a major part of your life, you deserve to see the benefits of proper treatment. The medical team at Affiliated Dermatology® can show you what’s possible from eczema relief. To learn more, contact us for an appointment today.

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