Dermatologists Cullman AL

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Scarlette D Smith, MD
(256) 739-9711
1205 County Road 1466
Cullman, AL
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1990

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Smith Dermatology PC
(256) 739-8260
1705 Main Ave Sw, #B
Cullman, AL
 
Steven Mark Skinner
(256) 739-9711
1205 County Road 1466
Cullman, AL
Specialty
Dermatology

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Steven Skinner, MD
(256) 739-9711
1205 County Road 1466
Cullman, AL
Education
Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202Univ Tx Med Sch-San Antonio, Dermatology; Univ Louisville Sch Of Med, Internal Medicine

Smith, Scarlette
(256) 739-8260
1705 MAIN AVE SW SUITE B
Cullman, AL
 
Cullman Dermatology Clinic, PC
(256) 739-9711
1205 County Road 1466
Cullman, AL
 
Clancy Hagedorn Johnson
(256) 739-9711
1205 County Road 1466
Cullman, AL
Specialty
Dermatology

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Steven Mark Skinner, MD
(256) 739-9711
1205 County Road 1466
Cullman, AL
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1990

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Scarlette Smith, MD
(256) 739-9711
1205 County Road,#1466,Cullman Dermatology Clinic
Cullman, AL
 
Steven M Skinner, MD
(256) 778-9711
1205 COUNTY ROAD 1466
Cullman, AL
 
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What is eczema?

Answer:
Eczema is an itchy rash on the ski n

(technically called atopic dermatitis) which is usually accompanied by hay fever or asthma and typically strikes children.  However, it can continue into adulthood, and some cases are first seen as adults.

Eczema is usually found behind the knees or on the arms (though it can be in other places), and it’s extremely itchy.  It tends to flare up and then disappear for long periods of time, even up to years.  Although it usually is first seen between the ages of 5 and 7, it can appear at any age .  Stress, long showers or baths, low humidity, cigarette smoke, and dry skin are among the triggers.

Eczema appears as reddish or brownish-gray patches on the skin; scratching makes the itching worse, and it will break the skin and cause it to scale over.  If you are so uncomfortable you can’t sleep or if you think your skin might be infected from the scratching, see your doctor.  Over the counter creams can relieve the itching for milder cases.  Doctors will prescribe corticosteroid creams for serious itching problems – though you can also get corticosteroid creams over the counter.  Oral antihistamines can also help with the itching, especially those which make you drowsy (which can cause better sleep at night).

Some doctors will also suggest phototherapy , which seems to help in some cases.  There are a variety of prescription oral cortisone drug...

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