Eczema & Atopic Dermatitis Treartments at Western New York Dermatology
Atopic Dermatitis is one of the most common dermatologic conditions treated in children.
It causes dry, red, itchy areas of skin and is usually diagnosed in childhood, though it can occur at any age. It is considered an autoimmune phenomenon, and family history of atopic dermatitis, asthma, food allergies, or atopy is a major risk factor.
There is currently no cure for eczema, but there are effective treatments. Eczema is complex and its severity often involves a complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors.
- Buffalo’s harsh winters and hard water can make controlling eczema more challenging.
Eczema is generally most severe in childhood with improvement seen over time, but there can be significant cases even in adulthood.
There are also other forms of eczema besides atopic dermatitis.
- Nummular Eczema
- Nummular (or “coin-shaped”) eczema is common in adults, particularly in the dry winter months.
- Allergic Contact Dermatitis
- Allergic contact dermatitis is a direct allergic reaction to something that comes in contact with the skin such as poison ivy/oak/sumac, neomycin, nickel, etc.
- Iirritant Contact Dermatitis
- Irritant contact dermatitis differs from allergic contact dermatitis in that it involves direct damage to the skin and the reaction is not initially mediated by the immune system. Examples of irritant dermatitis involve diaper dermatitis, lip-licker’s dermatitis, and exposure to various chemicals, acids, bases, oils, etc.
- Dyshidrotic Eczema
- Dyshidrotic eczema is a type of dermatitis that affects the palms/soles (non-hair-bearing skin). In addition to itching, this form of eczema can result in painful cracks and fissures on the hands/feet.
If you (or a family member) think you have eczema, call us for an appointment.
We can try and better diagnose your condition and also come up with a complete treatment regimen with prescription and medical grade skin care products to help your skin heal and stay under better control.
The Avene XeraCalm line of moisturizers has excellent anti-inflammatory and repair properties and can help heal/maintain eczema-prone skin.
Avene Aeu Thermale offers products that work great with prescriptions!
XeraCalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Balm
Ultra-rich lipid-replenishing balm directly targets the cause and source of itching, redness and irritation associated with skin prone to atopic dermatitis (eczema).
Filmogenic, non-greasy formula provides long-lasting hydration to severely dry skin by sealing in moisture and helping to restore the skin barrier.
100% sterile skin care line is suitable for infants, children and adults.
XeraCalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil
Gentle daily hygiene product for bath and shower to soothe and calm skin prone to atopic dermatitis (eczema).
Helps protect the skin from drying effects of water by sealing in moisture. Can be used during flare-ups. Paraben-free. Soap-free.