Eczema services located in Englewood, Colorado


Eczema can be problematic for your skin, but it doesn’t have to be. Experts Kimberly Stone, MD, Amy Huber, PA-C, and the team at Colorado Skin Care offer exceptional treatment for this uncomfortable condition. If you suffer from symptoms like itchy, inflamed, or scaly skin, call the office in Englewood, Colorado, or book an appointment online today.

What is eczema?

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic inflammatory skin condition with symptoms such as red, itchy, and inflamed patches on your skin. It commonly appears during childhood but can affect you at any age, persisting into adulthood or even emerging later in life. 

While the exact cause of eczema remains unclear, it's believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

What are the symptoms of eczema?

Symptoms of eczema can have different variations, which may include:

  • Dry, sensitive skin
  • Itching
  • Red or inflamed skin
  • Swelling
  • Crusting or oozing
  • Thickened, scaly skin

During your evaluation at Colorado Skin Care, your provider examines the condition of your skin and also aims to learn what triggers your eczema flare-ups.

What triggers eczema?

Various triggers can exacerbate eczema symptoms or cause flare-ups, including:


Substances like soaps, detergents, certain fabrics, and chemicals can irritate the skin, triggering eczema.


Pollen, pet dander, mold, and dust mites might trigger eczema symptoms in some individuals.


Emotional stress or anxiety can contribute to eczema flare-ups or worsen existing symptoms.

Climate and weather changes

Extreme temperatures, dry air, or high humidity levels can affect your skin and trigger eczema.


Hormonal changes, particularly in women, can play a role in eczema symptoms.

How is eczema treated?

Treatment for eczema focuses on managing symptoms and preventing flare-ups, which may involve:

Emollients and moisturizers

Keeping the skin well-hydrated with moisturizing creams or ointments can help alleviate dryness and itching.

Topical corticosteroids

These anti-inflammatory creams or ointments can reduce inflammation and itching during flare-ups.


These may help alleviate itching and aid in better sleep.

Avoiding triggers

Identifying and avoiding triggers that worsen eczema can significantly reduce flare-ups.

Prescription medications

In severe cases, your provider may prescribe immunosuppressants or other medications to manage your symptoms.

In addition, maintaining a good skincare routine, using mild soaps and detergents, wearing soft and breathable fabrics, and managing stress levels can also contribute to managing eczema. 

If you suspect you have eczema, the medical professionals at Colorado Skin Care can provide a proper diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan. Call today or use the online scheduling tool at any time.