Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a skin condition characterized by uncomfortable patches of dry, itchy skin that can become aggravated by scratching. The condition could be chronic (present for a long period of time) or acute (appearing suddenly with intense symptoms that worsen and spread). Eczema could also fall into one of the following categories:

Eczema Treatments at Beer Dermatology in West Palm Beach, FL and Jupiter , FL
  • Irritant Contact Dermatitis – Irritated skin caused by exposure to detergents and chemicals or through prolonged friction.
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis – An allergic skin reaction resulting from certain substances, often nickel, rubber or fragrance.
  • Nummular Dermatitis – Round or oval patches of irritation that can last for months, especially following a burn, insect bite or abrasion.
  • Dyshidrotic Dermatitis – Small, itchy blisters that form on the hands and feet, particularly as a response to stress, allergies, or exposure to harsh chemicals.


Eczema symptoms can be alleviated with a variety of at-home treatments, as well as medical and dermatological options. The most common include:

  • Topical steroids
  • Antibiotics
  • Antihistamines
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Lukewarm baths or showers
  • Cold compresses
  • Moisturizing creams or soaps
  • Humidifiers
  • Reduction of allergens and irritants


If you are experiencing the uncomfortable symptoms of eczema, call us at (561) 600-4848 (West Palm Beach) or (561) 430-2767 (Jupiter) to schedule your appointment and determine the best treatment options for you.

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Dr. Kenneth Beer
Dr. Kenneth Beer is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist focused on general, surgical and aesthetic dermatology. After obtaining his BS in Zoology from Duke University and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed a residency and Fellowship at the University of Chicago. Dr. Beer is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at University of Miami. Dr. Beer is the Founder of the Cosmetic Bootcamp program which trains doctors and PA’s enhancing their knowledge of cosmetic dermatology. He has decades of experience and specializes in facial rejuvenation.