Eczema isn’t just an annoying physical condition but can also affect a person’s lifestyle and habits with its facetious flareups. Whether you know what causes the redness, itching, sensitivity, or dry skin or not, eczema can have a serious impact on what you wear, what you do, and when you do it. Fortunately, Dr. David Baird is an eczema specialist near Northville who can diagnose and help you treat or at least avoid your worst symptoms after an appointment and consultation.
Symptoms of Eczema
The most common signs of eczema are:
- Itchy skin
- Scaly, dry patches of skin
- Rough skin texture
- Darkened skin color
- Skin irritation
Although these are the most common symptoms, eczema can present in many ways, including just one or multiple examples listed above. This means it’s often confused with other skin disorders like rosacea (known for redness) or actinic keratosis (dry, scaly skin). A dermatologist is a much better expert at diagnosing your specific skin disorder than a less-qualified source like a web search. Dermatologists like Dr. Baird will consider your medical history, physical symptoms, and may even take a sample of the affected skin before considering a diagnosis and treatment for your condition.
Common eczema treatments involve topical ointments, creams, or even oral medications that can have far-reaching side effects as well as highly inconsistent results for real people. Because of this, Dr. Baird exclusively treats eczema with fine-tuned exposure to narrow-band UV light.
As you may know, ultraviolet (UV) light penetrates the skin and damages skin cells. In regular sunlight, this leads to sunburn or, if protecting your skin appropriately, a slight darkening of the skin. However, when specific wavelengths are used at minimal energy levels, the skin cells that are affected by eczema flareups can be re-programmed or damaged enough to be removed from your skin by your body’s natural processes. Depending on your symptoms, their frequency, and their severity, narrow-band UV treatment can eliminate irritation and scaly skin while stimulating Vitamin D production. All these benefits occur quickly due to the immediate penetration of the electromagnetic energy and compound with multiple treatment sessions.
Meet Dr. David Baird
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. David Baird has spent a considerable amount of time in Michigan training to become your eczema specialist near Northville. From Hope College, Wayne State, and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, he has gained the medical knowledge and community mindset that make him a premier choice for those near his Farmington Hills office. From medical to elective cosmetic dermatology treatments, he provides one-on-one care from the first appointment to provide exactly the right treatment for your unique circumstances.
About Northville, MI
Northville, Michigan is a city that straddles Wayne and Oakland counties outside Metro Detroit. It nearly marks the midpoint between Detroit and Ann Arbor as a 2 square-mile incorporated city. Northville is home to nearly 5,000 people and several historic sites, including Mill Race Village, which displays Victorian-style architecture, replicas or 19th-century shops and stores, and an Underground Railroad stop called the Cady Inn. Notable people who call Northville their home include Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, Calvin Johnson, noted wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, head coach of the Detroit Red Wings Mike Babcock, and the unforgettable Henry Ford.