Do you experience patches or dry, scaly, itchy skin that don’t seem to subside with conventional therapies? This may be atopic dermatitis or eczema, and at Dermatology Consultants of South Florida, our experienced dermatological team can accurately diagnose and treat this common condition using the latest research and techniques.
Serving Coral Springs and surrounding areas in Florida, Dermatology Consultants of South Florida is led by a team of experienced dermatologists who can safely and effectively treat atopic dermatitis in both children and adults. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out more information about how atopic dermatitis is identified and treated.
What is Atopic Dermatitis?
Also known as eczema or constitutional eczema, atopic dermatitis is a common skin disease. It can develop in infants, children, and adults and can present a wide range of symptoms depending on the age of the patient.
Infants who have atopic dermatitis may develop the condition as early as two or three months old and may have a rash that appears suddenly along with:
- Dry, scaly, itchy skin
- Symptoms on the scalp, face, cheeks, and other parts of the body
- Skin patches that bubble up and weep or ooze fluid
- Itching that may come and go
At two years of age and puberty, children who develop atopic dermatitis may present a different set of symptoms such as:
- Rashes that develop in the creases of the knees or elbows or other areas
- Itchy or dry patches in the areas where the rash has developed
- Bumpy, thickened or darkened areas of skin that develop over time
Although it is rare to develop this condition as an adult, it is possible for men and women who develop atopic dermatitis as children to have mild symptoms that carry over into adulthood, such as:
- Rashes in the creases of the elbows or knees or at the nape of the neck
- Rashes that cover most of the body and that are especially noticeable on the face and neck
- Dry, scaly skin and non-stop itching
What Causes Atopic Dermatitis?
Several factors can play into the development of this common skin condition, including hereditary conditions such as Asthma and hay fever, the environment in which the child lives, gender, and more. Although this condition is largely passed on in families, it is not contagious.
How is Atopic Dermatitis Treated?
At Dermatology Consultants of South Florida, we utilize multiple therapies to safely and effectively treat this uncomfortable condition and help you manage your symptoms with long-term relief. The best way to determine which type of therapy is right for you is to schedule a consultation with our medical team and have your individual condition professionally diagnosed.
Contact Dermatology Consultants of South Florida today to schedule a consultation and find out more information about the diagnosis and treatment of atopic dermatitis.