Eczema is characterized by chronic inflammation of the skin. Symptoms include rash-like itching, redness, and peeling. Eczema usually manifests as reddish or brownish patches of small bumps on the skin. 

Untreated eczema can lead to a variety of complications, such as scaly and thick skin (lichenification), skin infections, and sleep problems. While this skin condition is rarely alarming, you should still see a doctor if it is affecting your sleep and your daily activities. You should also seek treatment if your eczema has devolved into a skin infection. 

Eczema has no cure, but a range of treatments can reduce symptoms and the likelihood of new outbreaks.

More About Eczema


The list of triggers that can cause or facilitate eczema is exhaustive. These include:

  • Genetics
  • Defects in the skin barrier
  • Problems with in the immune system
  • Allergic reactions
  • Exposure to irritants like harsh soaps and makeup
  • Dry environment 

Who is at risk? 

While children are most susceptible to eczema, anybody can develop this skin condition.  

Those with a family history of eczema and allergies are especially at risk. The same goes for individuals who work with irritants or in dry environments. 

What are the most effective treatments? 

Prevention is the best treatment for eczema. Regular moisturization and proper cleaning and bathing practices using cool water and gentle soap go a long way in preventing flare-ups.

Treatments to reduce symptoms include topical ointments to change how your immune system responds to flare-ups and ultraviolet light therapy to reduce inflammation-causing white cells in your skin. Particularly severe cases of eczema can be handled by systemic immunosuppressants and biologic drugs. 

If your eczema is bothering you or significantly reducing your quality of life, connect with Danny Guo MD. Our dermatologists have a long history of tending to all forms of eczema using a variety of treatments. Call 403-286-6888 or fill out the online contact form below to see how we can help you with your eczema.

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Dr. Guo is board-certified in Canada and the US and has 16 years of post-secondary education. He has received surgical and cosmetic training at more than 15 prestigious institutions in Canada, the US, and Asia. He is a fellowship-accredited Mohs surgeon with expert knowledge on facial anatomy and surgical reconstruction. Dr. Guo brings an exceptional understanding of medical and cosmetic dermatology and many years of extensive experience to his practice.

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Dr. Guo is highly trained to treat a range of both medical and cosmetic skin conditions with the most current and cutting-edge techniques. Learn more about some of the more common skin conditions and the options for treatment. You do not need to suffer from painful and irritating skin conditions. Let Dr. Guo help you find a treatment solution.

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Dr. Danny Guo promises informative, compassionate, and the most competent care for every dermatology patient he serves in the Calgary and Edmonton areas. He is highly educated and one of fewer than 30 fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons in Canada. For information on medical referrals or to book your complimentary cosmetic consultation contact our office at 1-403-286-6888.

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Danny Guo MD is committed to serving patients in Calgary and Alberta as a trustworthy, knowledgeable, and reliable source for expert skincare. With a careful and compassionate approach, Dr. Guo offers medical and cosmetic dermatology services allowing patients to choose health and to feel good in the skin they are in.
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