With the weather turning worse these days, many people in the Northeast experience an eczema commonly referred to as “winter itch”. It is usually caused by environmental conditions both indoors and outdoors, and especially from dryness in the air. People who have had allergies or eczema in the past are more prone to being affected by this condition. If you think you are getting winter itch, start to address it by ensuring you are using mainly “sensitive skin” products (cleansers/laundry detergents) and moisturizing your skin well. A variety of over the counter anti-itch creams and baths can improve symptoms as well. Consider putting a humidifier in the house. If the problem still persists come in for an office visit; there are prescriptions remedies we can offer when simple home remedies are not effective.
There are two new developments in the field of eczema (atopic dermatitis).
Patients frequently want to know if diet plays a role in causing their acne. The honest answer is that we are still not entirely certain.
I would like try to clear up some of the controversy regarding the use of sunscreens.
Brookside Dermatology Associates is pleased to announce that Drs. Moss and Maiocco have both been selected amongst Connecticut Magazine’s 2016 Top Doctors.
Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin condition caused by a contagious virus.
Severe excessive sweating, called hyperhidrosis, can be an embarrassing and even disabling condition that affects both men and women.