Eczema / Atopic Dermatitis
Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a chronic skin condition that causes red itchy skin. It usually begins during childhood and can be associated with asthma and allergies. Treatment for eczema usually starts with the use of safe products. These safe products include product that do not contain any fragrance or dyes. Aggressive moisturization with products such as CeraVe or Cetaphil cream is recommended as well as avoiding hot baths/showers. Your provider may choose to treat the eczema with topical steroids in combination with moisturization and the use of safe products. There are also non-steroidal creams that maybe used in combination with other treatments.