Eczema, also known as atopic dermititis (AD), is the most common chronic skin condition that affects children. AD is often the first sign of allergy in kids and can be a sign that other allergic problems may develop over time.
AD is an itchy rash often associated with dry, cracking skin. The itching that occurs with AD is very intense and difficult to control. The itch often interferes with sleep and when severe AD can interfere with a child’s normal growth and development.
Although there is no “cure” for eczema, it can be controlled and we will do all we can to find a treatment for eczema. It is important that kids with AD are evaluated for possible allergies, including food allergies or environmental allergies that may be contributing to the skin inflammation. Additional factors that can complicate eczema include skin infections and excessive dryness of the skin.
Dr. Jain has served on the Board of Directors of the National Eczema Association and both Dr. Jain and Dr. Shimamoto trained at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado, one of the few eczema centers in the country. Our specialists work hard to find treatment for eczema so our patients can experience optimal relief.