Treating Moderate to Severe Eczema

By

Lavanya Krishnan, MD

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Eczema is a very common skin condition seen frequently in the United States. The term “eczema” encompasses several subtypes of skin rashes, with the most common being atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition often starting in early childhood. The disease is considered multifactorial, meaning it’s caused by a combination of genetic, environmental and immune-related factors. Most patients with atopic dermatitis experience itchy rashes with dry skin and high levels of IgE, or infection-fighting antibodies, in the blood.

Because eczema is multifaceted and can vary greatly in severity and symptoms experienced, a thorough understanding of treatment options is important.  

Caring for sensitive skin and eczema can be challenging, but with the right tips and tricks, you can give your skin the love it needs.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Apr 28, 2017

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