Atopic Dermatitis, commonly known as Eczema, is a very common skin condition. Children are more frequently affected by eczema. One in five infants are affected compared to one in fifty adults. Studies state that eczema is due to “leakiness” of the skin barrier. Environmental factors can also cause skin to dry out and become prone to irritation and inflammation. A person’s symptoms can worsen if they have food sensitivity such as an allergy to eggs or dairy.
Dr. Patel looks for the following eczema skin conditions:
- Rough, leathery or scaly patches on the skin
- Severe itching
- Dry, sensitive skin
- Red and inflamed skin
- Dark colored patches on the skin
- Oozing or crusting
Visit Dr. Patel at Reforma Dermatology to have your skin examined and to be counseled about your symptoms. We can provide a treatment plan appropriate for your skin.