Eczema is not a dangerous or contagious condition; however, certain treatment options are suited for particular types of eczema. Consulting with a highly experienced skin care specialist can put you on the right track to effectively managing your condition. Here are some guidelines to help you choose the right skin care specialist for you:

•    Look for a skin care specialist who has extensive experience treating eczema.  A skin care specialist who has dealt with all of the different types of eczema conditions will be knowledgeable on which current eczema treatments are successful in suppressing symptoms and  which ones are also effective in alleviating discomfort.
•    Sometimes eczema can lead to other skin conditions such as bacterial skin infections and eczema herpticum.  Choosing a specialist who has additional training in dealing with these particular conditions can be very beneficial in resolving any skin problems that may arise.
•    Consider your relationship with your skin care professional.  The right practitioner for you is someone who you can trust and feel comfortable with.  The level of comfort you feel with your skin care professional will affect how open you are with them in discussing your needs, concerns, and skin care goals.  Furthermore, your practitioner should be open to listening to these concerns and be able to answer all of your questions regarding your treatment. 

Engaging in a regular open dialogue with your practitioner will ensure that you are both on the same page in terms of what to expect from your treatment plan. This will ensure you achieve the exact skin care results you are looking for.