Dermatologists Hammond LA

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Hammond Dermatology Center LLC
(985) 542-9333
Hammond, LA
 
Farber Dermatology Clinics
(985) 542-8182
15825 Professional Plz
Hammond, LA
 
Robert W Benson
(985) 370-7768
180 N 5th St
Ponchatoula, LA
Specialty
Dermatology

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Benson Dermatology Skin Cancer
(985) 370-7546
180 N 5th St
Ponchatoula, LA
 
Northshore Dermatology
(985) 792-5959
393 Highway 21, Ste 550
Madisonville, LA
 
Henchy, Frank P MD - Hammond Dermatology Center
(985) 542-9333
15709 Professional Plz
Hammond, LA
 
Frank Patrick Henchy, MD
(985) 542-9333
15709 Professional Plz
Hammond, LA
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dr.ROBERT BENSON
(985) 370-7768
180 North 5th Street
Ponchatoula, LA
Gender
M
Speciality
Dermatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Robert W Benson, MD
(985) 370-7768
180 N 5th St
Ponchatoula, LA
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Spaluma
(985) 792-5959
393 Highway 21, #550
Madisonville, LA
 
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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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