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Atopic Dermatitis Treatment

If you have red, itchy patches of skin, you may be dealing with atopic dermatitis. More commonly called eczema, this skin condition can impact people of all ages. Eczema comes in many forms, from cradle cap in infants to the most common form, atopic dermatitis. Our skin specialists at MJR Dermatology offer medical atopic dermatitis treatment at our facility in Lawrenceville, GA, in Gwinnett County.

What Is Eczema?

Eczema appears as dry, red and itchy skin, often with small red bumps. The cause of eczema is not known, but it has been linked to sensitive skin, allergies, immune system conditions, health problems and environmental factors. Unlike many skin conditions, eczema does not discriminate – it affects all skin types, genders and ages evenly.

Many people with atopic dermatitis first have breakouts in childhood. The skin condition may clear up for years and then reappear throughout adulthood. Symptoms of eczema include:

  • Scaly patches of skin
  • Red skin
  • Round spots of rash
  • Itchy skin
  • Cracking skin
  • Blisters

Eczema most commonly occurs around the joints like the elbows, wrists, ankles and knees. It can also impact the face, and certain types only appear on the hands and feet. If you have symptoms of eczema, it is important to receive a diagnosis from a dermatologist, as eczema can be similar in appearance and symptoms of other skin conditions.

Relief for Eczema

While there is not a cure for eczema, there are treatments that can provide relief and manage the condition. Our dermatologist, Dr. Matthew Reschly, can diagnose your condition and provide a treatment plan to manage your symptoms. Most mild to moderate cases can be controlled with skin care products and at-home treatments. Severe breakouts may require topical or oral medication or other therapy options.

Pediatric Eczema Specialist

In addition to our comprehensive atopic dermatitis treatments, MJR Dermatology in Lawrenceville, GA, is proud to offer specialized care for pediatric eczema. Our dedicated Pediatric Eczema Specialists understand the unique challenges and concerns that come with managing eczema in children. Led by the experienced dermatologist Dr. Matthew Reschly, our team is committed to providing the most effective and compassionate care for our youngest patients.

Understanding Pediatric Eczema

Eczema in children, particularly atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition that can be both uncomfortable and distressing. It often appears as:

  • Dry, itchy patches of skin, typically on the face, neck, and the insides of the elbows, knees, and ankles
  • Red to brownish-gray colored patches
  • Small, raised bumps which may leak fluid when scratched
  • Thickened, cracked, or scaly skin

Eczema can significantly impact a child’s quality of life, causing discomfort and affecting sleep patterns. It’s not just a physical issue; it can also affect emotional well-being. Recognizing these challenges, our Pediatric Eczema Specialists are dedicated to providing tailored treatments that address both the physical and emotional aspects of eczema in children.

Diagnosing and Treating Pediatric Eczema

Early and accurate diagnosis is key to managing pediatric eczema effectively. Our specialists use a combination of clinical examination and medical history to diagnose eczema in children. We also understand that every child’s skin is unique, and therefore, we provide personalized treatment plans that may include:

  • Topical medications to reduce inflammation and itching
  • Moisturizers to hydrate and repair the skin barrier
  • Gentle skin care routines tailored to sensitive skin
  • Oral medications for more severe cases
  • Advice on environmental and lifestyle modifications to reduce triggers
  • Supporting Families in Eczema Management

Managing eczema in children is a collaborative effort. We work closely with families, providing them with the education and support needed to care for their child’s skin at home. Our specialists offer guidance on daily skincare routines, how to identify and avoid potential triggers, and tips for managing itching and discomfort.

A Child-Friendly Approach to Eczema Management

At MJR Dermatology, we create a welcoming and comfortable environment for our young patients. We understand that medical treatments can be intimidating for children, and our staff is trained to ensure that your child feels safe and at ease during their visits.

If your child is struggling with eczema, you’re not alone. Our Pediatric Eczema Specialists at MJR Dermatology in Lawrenceville, GA, are here to help. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Reschly and our team. Together, we will develop a treatment plan tailored to your child’s specific needs, aiming to improve their skin health and overall well-being.

At MJR Dermatology, we provide personalized treatment plans for our patients living with eczema. To explore atopic dermatitis treatment options, contact our facility in the North Atlanta area in Lawrenceville, GA, to schedule your appointment. Our team can book your eczema exam and consultation with Dr. Reschly to find the right treatment plan to give you relief.

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