Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin irritation that affects adults and children. Usually, it looks like red patches of thick, dry, or scaly skin. Eczema can appear on any part of the body and cause severe skin irritation that itches or burns. At the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, our skilled medical team helps patients identify eczema triggers and develop a lifestyle plan to manage symptoms.
Common Causes of Eczema
Atopic dermatitis is generally thought to be a genetic disease. It appears more frequently in families with a history of eczema, allergies, or asthma. However, any patient with dry or irritable skin and an overactive immune system can develop eczema. Our Atlanta area allergy doctors at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, P.C. look at a combination of family history, medical records, and lifestyle factors when determining the cause of a patient’s eczema. Listed below are several factors that can trigger eczema or cause it to worsen:
- Heat and sweat
- Cold or dry climates
- Dry skin
- Contact with an irritating substance or allergen
Find Eczema Treatment at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia
At the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, P.C. we work with patients to find a treatment plan that works for their lifestyle and their needs. After an initial consultation, our medical staff may run several allergy tests and take a more detailed medical history to discover the cause of the patient’s eczema. Our doctors provide individualized attention and care to create the best possible healthcare options. Listed below are some of the eczema treatment options available at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, P.C.:
- Prescription strength moisturizers
- Oral steroids or steroid cream
- Lifestyle changes
- Allergen avoidance
The experienced allergy doctors at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, P.C. can help patients with eczema and chronic skin irritation find relief. Call (770) 459-0620 to schedule a consultation with our medical team today. Our offices are conveniently located throughout the Atlanta metro area in Carrollton, Villa Rica, Newnan, Smyrna/Vinings, Peachtree City/Fayetteville, and Douglasville.