About Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) at Jeff Alexander M.D. Dermatology
Eczema, also known as Atopic Dermatitis, appears as red, scaly patches that can be warm and tender to the touch. Eczema is most common in children, but can affect adults. There is no certain cause of this skin condition, but studies have shown that children are more likely to suffer from Eczema if they have asthma, hay fever, or if their parents have experienced Eczema. Genes and one’s immune system may have a part in causing Eczema and can also influence the severity of the condition. Treatment for Eczema can help to prevent the skin from thickening and contracting infections, as well as relieve itch and pain. The most comon Eczema treatments include proper skincare and medicine, as well as lifestyle changes, to prevent future flare-ups. A specialized treatment plan can be made for each patient to address their individual condition.