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Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition that typically appears on the arms and behind the knees, but they may appear on other parts of your body. Most patients experience occasional flare-ups of their eczema, and these episodes can be caused by environmental irritants, stress and other factors.

What causes eczema?

While the exact cause of eczema is unknown, we do know that there is a connection between having dry skin and certain immune deficiencies.

How do you know if you have eczema?

Eczema most commonly occurs on:

  • Feet
  • Ankles
  • Behind the knees
  • Hands
  • Wrists
  • Elbows
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Upper torso

You may notice small, red bumps on your skin that ooze and crust. You may also have patches of skin that are red or brownish-grey. Other signs of eczema are severe itching, especially at night; skin that is thick, cracked or scaly; and skin that is raw and sensitive.

Your eyes can also be affected by eczema. Your eyelids may itch, and scratching can worsen the symptoms by causing swelling and redness.

How is eczema treated in Toronto?

The goal of your eczema treatment at the Canadian Dermatology Centre in Toronto is to control the symptoms that cause you discomfort and embarrassment by reducing inflammation and itching. Treatment also aims to prevent future flare-ups of your eczema. Some of the most common treatments for eczema are:

  • Corticosteroids
  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-histamines
  • Light therapy
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Every skin is different, and the combination of each skin type and particular skin condition presents a unique set of characteristics. We will be happy to discuss your Toronto eczema treatment with you. Please contact our clinic today to book a consultation with one of our leading board-certified dermatologist and see what we can do for you.

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Re-Opening June 8th Update

As a valued member of the Canadian Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Centre, we want to personally update you on steps our practice has taken to protect you and your health in light of the COVID-19 situation.

As it has always been, the safety and health of our patients and staff members remain our highest priority. We want to thank you for your support and the confidence you have in our practice. In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the guidelines from the Ministry of Health and have added the following extra measures to protect our patients:

  1. A COVID-19 screening questionnaire must be completed prior to your appointment.
  2. Upon arrival for your appointment, you will be asked to check-in while in your car and one of our staff member will come and meet you at the door.
  3. Patients must arrive wearing their own face masks, and continue to wear them in office until taken into the exam room, and sanitize their hands upon arrival.
  4. We have spaced out the waiting room area and decreased our daily patient volume to reduce the likelihood of crowding.
  5. We have installed plastic barriers at the front desk for the safety of our staff and patients.
  6. Social distancing is seen as the most effective way of slowing the spread of the virus causing COVID-19. Patients should avoid close contact, minimize interaction, and put distance between themselves and other patients within the office.
  7. We will continue to provide virtual consultation options to patients who would like to see our specialists virtually.
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Thank you for being a loyal patient. We will remain attentive to this situation and keep you updated on any changes with the practice.

- The CDPSC Team