Atopic Dermatitis and Eczema treatment in Frisco, TX
Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a common itchy skin condition that can affect patients of all ages. It commonly starts in infancy or childhood as red, dry, itchy patches on the skin. New treatment options offer hope to even severe cases of eczema.
Symptoms range from excessively dry, itchy skin to painful, itchy rashes that cause sleepless nights and interfere with school and work. 1 in 10 Americans has atopic dermatitis. Eczema refers to a group of skin conditions that cause inflamed, irritated, and itchy skin. It includes nummular eczema, contact dermatitis, stasis dermatitis, and dyshidrotic eczema.
Many people with AD also have asthma, food allergies, and environmental allergies.
Atopic Dermatitis and Eczema FAQs
Years of research has proven that not one thing causes AD. It’s a complex disease with no cure. Not one food or allergen “causes” eczema.
Removing foods from a child’s diet cannot cure AD, but it can cause health problems. Children need the nutrients in foods, such as eggs and milk to grow and develop properly.
Testing may show allergies to certain foods, but that does not mean they are causing the eczema. Food allergies and eczema travel together, but it is not a cause and effect.
Because AD causes extremely dry skin, some people believe they can relieve AD by taking fewer baths and showers. Research shows otherwise.
Taking a short, daily, lukewarm bath or shower helps! Bathing removes bacteria and other germs from the skin, which can reduce skin infections. Use a gentle soap, and apply a fragrance-free moisturizer to the skin within a few minutes of bathing to help lock-in moisturizer and reduce dryness.
Schedule an Appointment w/ Dr. Rodgers for Atopic Dermatitis Treatment in Frisco, TX
Request an appointment online or give us a call at 972-704-2400 to speak with our friendly, welcoming staff about your skin concerns. We look forward to providing a personalized skin care plan to help you combat atopic dermatitis.
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