Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is a skin rash that can appear in infancy or adulthood and is typically very itchy. It is red, rash, and can last long periods of time without treatment. The symptoms, including itchiness, can affect sleep, mood and general irritability of a child or adult and can be reduced with effective treatments.
Contrary to popular opinion, eczema is rarely caused by foods or any ingestible substance and this rash is thought to be better explained as a defect in the skin barrier, which is why most treatments are topical in nature.
Your dermatologist can best diagnose this condition and make sure it is not one of the hundreds of other skin rashes that can be present. Once diagnosed, a treatment regimen can be started and the education process begins.
Want safe and low-risk treatments? Your dermatologist can discuss these options. Our treatments are based on which medications can effectively treat your rash and age group.
Dermatology is the specialty that knows your skin the best. Don’t wait, call your dermatologist today.