Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a non-contagious skin condition that affects people of all ages – including infants, children, and teens. In fact, atopic dermatitis typically appears when a child is between six months and five years old. It causes the affected area of the skin to become inflamed, red, itchy, and sometimes even slightly painful.
Though there is no cure for atopic dermatitis, Premier Dermatology provides a wide variety of treatment options based on the severity of your child’s eczema. A mix of over-the-counter and prescription medications, phototherapy, and immunosuppressants may be used to control eczema.
With atopic dermatitis, it is important to form a relationship with a specialist early on. As your child grows, his or her condition may change and evolve. With the right pediatric dermatologist, it is possible to learn more about your child’s eczema and identify his or her triggers for better management for a lifetime. Contact Premier Dermatology today to schedule your appointment.