6 Tips for Easing Hard-to-Manage Eczema
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Understanding Eczema

In the United States, eczema is a prevalent and potentially serious condition. Characterized by dry, itchy skin, the most common form of eczema is called atopic dermatitis. The majority of patients can control their condition with basic treatments like a moisturizing routine, but more difficult cases require a combination of lifestyle changes and medication. There is no cure for moderate to severe eczema, but by understanding helpful strategies, patients do have the possibility of maintaining long-term control. 

THIS CONTENT DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. This content is provided for informational purposes and reflects the opinions of the author. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare professional regarding your health. If you think you may have a medical emergency, contact your doctor immediately or call 911.

Sylvia Wright

Sylvia Wright, MD

Dr. Sylvia W. Wright completed her dermatology training at Harvard Medical School and has practiced in the Atlanta area for over 15 years at Peachtree Dermatology Associates.
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