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Eczema and Dermatitis
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Eczema and Dermatitis are medical terms that describe irritation and inflammation of the skin. Many experts use the terms interchangeably. Eczema is the end result of many different processes. It can be the result of an allergy to a substance that the skin encounters, such as poison ivy or medication (topical over-the-counter antibiotic ointments are notorious for this), or from products that we normally encounter in daily living, such as products used in processing leather, or glues used to attach artificial nails. Some medications may cause eczema, especially if mixed with sun exposure. Eczema can also be the result of irritation, commonly seen with dry skin. More specific types of eczema may be disease relted such as psoriasis, atopic eczema or seborrheic dermatitis.

At Crutchfield Dermatology we are experts in treating eczema. We use the state-of-the-art technology including narrow-band phototherapy, specially patented medications, and innovative at-home treatment protocols. We also conduct allergy testing to identify agents that may be causing the eczema so they can be minimized or eliminated from your environment.

Allow us design an eczema treatment program that is just right for you or a family member.

Dr. Crutchfield recommends the following helpful Patient information:
Psoriasis Page
Atopic Eczema Page
Hand Eczema Page
Dry Skin
Seborrheic Dermatitis Face
Seborrheic Dermatitis Scalp

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Patient Testimonial:

For two or three years I have been suffering from hives on my face, and I had no idea what triggered it. I'd gone to four different physicians and no one could do a thing for me. I'd been on all sorts of antibiotics and antihistamines, to the point where I couldn't keep my eyes open. My allergist said he knew a good dermatologist and sent me to Dr. Crutchfield. In less than six weeks my skin has improved by about 98 percent. He said it was eczema on my face, which no one else had come up with. I am elated with my experience. I just have so much respect for Dr. Crutchfield.

Randy M.


I can’t believe it, I struggled with this rash for over 2 years and now, 4 weeks after using the medicine you prescribed it’s gone. I wish I had come to you 2 years ago.
I think you are great!

Darlene B.
St. Paul
My hand eczema, after 3 years is now clear.  This is UNREAL.  I love it.

Jennifer B.
St. Paul, Minnesota

I've been suffering terribly from eczema for the past 9 months.  The treatment you gave me cleared everything up.  I'm so grateful.  You are on my personal "best doctor" list.

Sister Joan K.
St. Paul, Minnesota

I canít believe how much better my hands are. They use to crack and bleed and were so embarrassingly painful. After doing the hydrotherapy, day protection cream and phototherapy, itís like I have new hands! I canít tell you how thankful I am and how glad I am that my doctor told me to go see you.

Sylvia P.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

My skin is the best it has looked in 15 years. Thank you so much, Dr. Crutchfield!

Pam L.
Eagan, Minnesota

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