Find Comfort & Relief for
Itchy, Irritated Skin
At Chicago Skin Clinic, we understand the challenges of living with eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis — and we know that everyone has unique, specific needs when it comes to their skin.
That’s why we believe that personalized care is key to successfully conquering your eczema. At our Chicago office, Dr. Danny Del Campo and Dr. Danilo Del Campo will listen to your concerns, diagnose your triggers, and develop a customized plan just for you.
From soothing topical treatments to innovative medications, we offer a wide range of treatment options to help calm inflammation, reduce itching, and restore your skin’s natural balance.
What Is Eczema?
Eczema is a chronic skin condition characterized by red, itchy, and inflamed patches of skin. It is a common condition that affects people of all ages, but it often begins in childhood and may persist into adulthood.
At Chicago Skin Clinic, we specialize in diagnosing and treating eczema to provide you with effective, lasting relief from irritated, inflamed skin — as well as long-term health for your body’s largest organ.
Causes of Eczema
Eczema is a complex condition with various factors contributing to its development. Understanding the underlying causes — including genetics, immune system, and environment factors — can help us better manage and treat your eczema symptoms. Here are some key factors that can trigger or worsen eczema:
Certain individuals may have a genetic predisposition to develop eczema. If you have a family history of eczema, asthma, or hay fever, you may be more prone to developing this condition.
Compromised Skin Barrier
Individuals with eczema often have a weakened skin barrier, which allows moisture to escape and irritants to penetrate the skin more easily. This leads to dryness, sensitivity, and increased susceptibility to triggers.
Exposure to certain environmental factors can aggravate eczema symptoms. These may include allergens like pollen, dust mites, pet dander, or irritants such as harsh soaps, detergents, and fragrances.
Stress & Emotional Factors
Stress, anxiety, and emotional factors can contribute to eczema flare-ups. Emotional stress can weaken the immune system and trigger inflammatory responses, worsening eczema symptoms.
Overactive Immune System
An overactive immune system response plays a significant role in eczema. When your immune system reacts to certain triggers, it can cause inflammation and lead to eczema flare-ups.
In some cases, eczema may be associated with food allergies or sensitivities. Identifying and managing these triggers can help control eczema symptoms.
How We Treat Your Eczema
At Chicago Skin Clinic, Dr. Danny Del Campo and Dr. Danilo Del Campo are dedicated to providing comprehensive and personalized treatment options to help you effectively manage and control your eczema symptoms.
Using one of the treatments below — or a combination of treatments — our expert dermatologists will develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, focusing on relieving your discomfort and preventing flare-ups.
One of the most common approaches to treating eczema is the use of topical creams and ointments. These prescription-strength medications are applied directly to the affected areas to reduce inflammation, relieve itching, and restore the skin's moisture barrier.
Our dermatologists will recommend the most suitable topical treatment for your eczema, taking into account the severity of your symptoms and any individual considerations.
If you have moderate to severe eczema that does not respond well to other treatments, Dr. Danny Del Campo and Dr. Danilo Del Campo may recommend injectable therapy.
This type of therapy can involve the use of biologic medications, which are injected into the skin or administered intravenously. Biologics work by targeting specific immune system proteins that play a role in eczema inflammation, helping to reduce symptoms and prevent flare-ups.
In some cases, Dr. Danny Del Campo or Dr. Danilo Del Campo may prescribe oral medications to manage your eczema symptoms. These medications, immune modulators, work from within the body to reduce inflammation and regulate the immune response.
Our board-certified dermatologist will carefully evaluate your condition and medical history to determine the most suitable oral medication and dosage for your specific needs.
Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, involves exposing the skin to specific wavelengths of light to reduce inflammation and improve eczema symptoms. Our Chicago office offers advanced light therapy options, such as narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) therapy, which can effectively target and alleviate eczema symptoms, especially in cases where topical treatments alone may not provide sufficient relief.
Lifestyle & Self-Care Practices
As part of your eczema treatment, we’ll also provide you with comprehensive guidance on lifestyle modifications and self-care practices to prevent eczema flare-ups and maintain healthy skin. This may include:
- Moisturizing the skin regularly with fragrance-free and hypoallergenic products to keep the skin hydrated and protected.
- Avoiding triggers such as harsh soaps, detergents, and known allergens that may worsen eczema symptoms.
- Managing stress levels through relaxation techniques and stress-reducing activities.
- Identifying and managing any potential food allergies or sensitivities that may contribute to eczema flare-ups.
Schedule Your Eczema Consultation Today
At Chicago Skin Clinic, we’re committed to helping you effectively control and manage your eczema. Schedule a consultation at our Chicago office to discuss your concerns and symptoms with Dr. Danny Del Campo or Dr. Danilo Del Campo.
Our dermatologists will develop a treatment plan customized to your needs. They’ll also provide ongoing support and adjustments to your treatment plan as needed, ensuring that you receive the highest level of care to improve your quality of life and minimize eczema-related discomfort.