Eczema + Atopic Dermatitis

What It Is

Eczema, also known as atopic eczema, dermatitis, and atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition that causes red patches to appear on the skin, which can be dry, itchy and/or scaly. A person with eczema has a variation in their genes causing a breakdown in the skins barrier that prevents the skin from properly retaining moisture. This barrier dysfunction lends the skin unprotected from allergens, bacteria, and irritants. While eczema can occur at any age, it is most common in children. There are many steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of an eczema outbreak.

How DSCCA Can Help

If you are experiencing and need relief from eczema-like symptoms, make an appointment with one of our dermatologists to discuss the treatment options available. Medical treatments for eczema include creams, ointments, and oral and injection medications, and the treatment plan will be tailored to specifically target your symptoms. Our dermatologist will also educate you on a diligent, at-home skincare routine to help minimize an eczema flare up in the future.