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Eczema

Eczema is a group of conditions that causes the skin to become inflamed, irritated, and itchy. Dr. Weishar, is an award-winning expert medical dermatologist who has helped many patients throughout Bucks County and Montgomery County effectively manage this debilitating condition. You too, can experience her expert care by booking your eczema consultation at Springhouse Dermatology and Aesthetics in Philadelphia.

Completing her education at Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, she later went on to become a Clinical Associate Professor at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a skincare blogger for the Huffington Post, sharing her knowledge and expertise as an award-winning dermatologist with international recognition.

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The Science Behind Fighting Eczema

With more than 25 years of experience in dermatology, Margo Weishar, MD combines her passion for science and art to provide exceptional dermatology care. Winning Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Doctor award 4 years running, she researches non-invasive treatments and uses only the best technology to create an eczema management plan that truly works.

Dr. Weishar’s innate understanding of the irritating skin condition, allows her team to create a scientifically based, effective treatment plan. She was quoted in Nylon Magazine on the following- “I’m very excited by the idea of using a patient’s natural ecology of bacteria on the skin to help fight acne, rosacea, eczema, and more to help promote a beautiful, glowing complexion. It’s wonderful to use the body’s own knowledge to heal itself.”

Treatment Options

The objective of treatment is to prevent itching and minimize discomfort since there is no cure for eczema.

Moisturizers

It is important to keep the skin moisturized since the condition tends to dry it out. Moisturization can assist with easing inflammation and keeping the skin hydrated.

Hydrocortisone creams and antihistamines

This can assist as a preventative measure when it comes to itching, swelling, and redness. Some people do however have a reaction to hydrocortisone (a steroid), and are advised to consult a medical professional should this happen.

Medications

Corticosteroids may be prescribed to assist with easing inflammation and antibiotics in the event of infection in the affected areas. In addition, ultraviolet light in the way of phototherapy may also be helpful.

Eczema Treatment In Philadelphia

Your quality of life can be improved by consulting with Springhouse Dermatology’s double board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Weishar. The most sought-after skincare expert in Philadelphia, recognized by Castle Connolly as such, and featured in various media, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Book your consultation with Dr. Margo Weishar for diagnosis, treatment, and management of your eczema.

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FAQ

What Causes Eczema?

This disease has no known cause despite the fact that a variety of conditions can result in its development.

What Does Eczema Look Like?

Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema, and while it presents differently in each person, symptoms include itchy skin that is inflamed, dry, cracked, leathery, and/or red.

Is Eczema A Cause For Concern?

While it is not a life-threatening condition, it can become a cause for concern when it results in skin infection or asthmatic complications.

Is Eczema Contagious?

No, it cannot be passed on from one person to another.

How Is Eczema Treated?

There are different types of this condition, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, hand eczema, neurodermatitis, and nummular eczema, each of which requires different treatment.

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Dr. Margo Weishar
Board Certified Dermatologist, Montgomery County