Eczema and Dry Skin

Serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and surrounding areas


  • A chronic condition for which there is no cure
  • Can be controlled with both general measures as well as medications


Body Dermatitis (Nummular Eczema)

  • An itchy rash that may last weeks to several years
  • May be due to an allergic reaction to chemicals (e.g. cosmetics, perfumes, poison ivy)
  • Most often, the cause is unknown


Contact Dermatitis (Poison Ivy, Giant Hogweed, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac)

  • One of the most common causes of contact dermatitis in Canada and the United States


Dry Skin (Xerosis)

  • Especially common in winter
  • Many steps can be taken to minimize and improve irritated, sensitive skin


Hand Dermatitis (Dyshidrotic Eczema, Pompholyx)

  • A very stubborn condition to treat
  • May be due to an allergy
  • Often appears for no obvious reason and may last months to years
  • Is not contagious