Atopic Dermatitis

If you find it challenging to manage your atopic dermatitis symptoms, know that you're not alone! Metro Dermatology has assisted numerous patients in achieving clearer, more comfortable skin in the Flushing, Elmhurst, and Bronx areas of New York, as well as in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Would you like to know more about our practice or schedule a consultation appointment to start treatment? Feel free to reach out to our Flushing, Elmhurst, Fort Lee, or Bronx offices today. We look forward to hearing from you!

What is Atopic Dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, commonly develops during infancy and childhood. This chronic condition presents as dry, red, and itchy plaques on the skin's surface. The severity of flare-ups can vary among individuals and may affect different areas of the body, including the:

  • Elbows
  • Knees
  • Neck
  • Ankles
  • Wrists

In some cases, symptoms may improve before adulthood. Although there is no cure for atopic dermatitis, various at-home and in-office treatment methods are available to help patients manage their symptoms.

What Causes it to Form?

Atopic dermatitis disrupts the skin's ability to retain moisture, leading to dryness, cracking, and irritation. This is believed to result from a genetic anomaly that affects the immune system. Individuals with a family history of allergies or immune conditions are more likely to develop this condition, as are those with relatives who have atopic dermatitis.

How can Metro Dermatology Help?

Dealing with atopic dermatitis can be stressful, but we're here to assist you! At Metro Dermatology, our team collaborates closely with each patient to monitor their condition and identify unique flare-up triggers. Common triggers include:

  • Irritants in products
  • Allergens from pets, mold, pollen, dandruff, or dust mites
  • Certain types of bacteria, viruses, and fungi
  • Hot and cold temperatures
  • Stress
  • Lifestyle

We can also prescribe topical and/or systemic medications and in-office treatments to improve symptoms. Before initiating treatments, our team of specialists will examine your skin for diagnosis, and additional tests may be conducted for confirmation.

Contact Metro Dermatology today to learn more about our atopic dermatitis treatments. We're eager to assist you in achieving clear, healthy skin!

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