Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a chronic skin condition caused by immune dysfunction in the layers of the skin. Often appearing in childhood, eczema can also be associated with allergic disorders, such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, and food allergy. The skin in people with eczema is often very itchy and dry with red to brownish-gray colored patches. If left untreated, the involved skin may weep and become infected, requiring antibiotics in severe cases. The uncontrolled itchiness can be extremely irritating, painful and can leads to scarring. Proper skin care combined with avoidance of identified triggers and appropriate medications can significantly improve this bothersome skin condition.
Our Dermatologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat atopic dermatitis. Under a proper care and treatment plan you can get better control of your atopic dermatitis and reduce the itching!
For patients with Allergic issues, we work very closely with our affiliated practice The Clinical Allergy and can arrange a consultation with their outstanding Allergists as needed.