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Surely there is nothing more difficult than finding the moisturizer.
If there’s anything being a dermatologist in Nashville has taught me, it’s that not all moisturizers are created equal. That’s not just my observation, though - a recent study published in the British Journal of Dermatology highlighted this very assessment, especially when it comes to eczema. In a nutshell, just because one moisturizer reduces the severity of eczema, does not mean that all moisturizers will do the same thing.
This is important to recognize when you consider your Nashville dermatologist’s eczema recommendations. Many patients expect dermatologists to have tried every single product on the market, but it’s just not possible. Instead, we focus on bringing in products based on cost, efficacy and most importantly: we know what ingredients to look for.
That’s why when we recommend eczema products to our patients in Nashville, it’s not because we’re just trying to sell it - we’ve sifted through as many as we can in order to recommend what we believe is truly in our patient’s best interest. Compared to the myriad of options you’re faced in a drugstore, the upside of listening to your dermatologist is that they have carefully controlled what they stock, in order to best serve their patients conditions.
While we don’t know everything that’s out there and we can’t claim to stock the best of everything, we try to get a conglomerate of what we think is the best from multiple places. Then, based on trying them ourselves and evaluating the cost and efficacy, we choose products that we can really feel good about recommending. Want in on the best eczema products our patients keep raving about? Try the Elta Intense Moisturizer ('Melting') Tube, Skintegrity Moisturizing Lotion or Cerave Moisturizing Cream - that’s how tried and tested our methods are.
At the end of the day, remember this: as a dermatologist, we don’t try to sell products for our own benefit - we really tell our patients about the products to educate them and offer the best product at the most reasonable price for their condition. In fact, we consider not stocking products at times, simply because it is a lot of work to keep up with in Nashville. But then we remember how heartfelt our patients appreciation is when we take the time to discuss proper skin care with them and choose the right eczema products, and that is always worth it.
If you’re struggling with eczema, please visit us at Skin Solutions Dermatology in Nashville, Franklin, Columbia, Smyrna, Hendersonville or Pulaski to chat with our amazing team of dermatology specialists! Take advantage of our online booking system and book an appointment today.
Source: British Journal of Dermatology