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.
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author. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice,
diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare
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emergency, contact your doctor immediately or call 911.
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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