Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

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Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a chronic or recurrent inflammatory skin disease that usually begins in the first few years of life. It is often the initial indication that a child may later develop asthma and/or allergic rhinitis (hay fever).

In infants, eczema usually appears as tiny bumps on the cheeks. Older children and adults often experience rashes on the knees or elbows (often in the folds of the joints), on the backs of hands, or on the scalp.

 

Symptoms of atopic dermatitis (eczema) include: 

 

• Patches of skin that are red or brownish
• Itchy skin, especially at night
• Dry cracked or scaly skin

 

Mathew M. Varghese, MD

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine

Diplomate American Board of Allergy/Immunology

136 North Washington Ave. Suite 203

Bergenfield, NJ 07621

 

8901 Kennedy Blvd West, Suite 4SW

North Bergen, NJ 07047

 

Tel:  201-374-1718  

Fax: 201-374-1719

 

 

201-374-1718

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