Atopic Dermatitis (also referred to commonly as “eczema”) is quite common in our world today. Children commonly get atopic dermatitis during their first year of life, which will result in dry, scaly, red patches on the skin. More often than not, these patches will occur on the scalp, forehead, and even the face.
If you have eczema, you might experience itching, redness, and other rash-like symptoms. These symptoms can affect both your daily life and your self-esteem. The common complaint and biggest problem of eczema is the “itch/scratch cycle.” Your eczema itches, so you scratch it. It’s a vicious circle! But Kristin Walker M.D. can help.
You Might Have Eczema if you experience…
- Itching, which can vary in severity, especially experienced at night.
- Red to brownish-gray segments or patches of skin, especially on your hands, feet, wrists, ankles, upper chest, neck, even eyelids. You can get it on the bends of your elbows, your knees. In infants, it can be on the face and scalp.
- Scaly, thick, cracked skin.
Though eczema commonly occurs in infants and children, adults can get it just the same. It’s a chronic and lasting inflammatory condition that will flare up at times and subside in other instances, often occurring without warning or by a distinct trigger.
Kristin Walker M.D. can help treat atopic dermatitis, relieving its symptoms to enhance your quality of life. Although no cure has been found for atopic dermatitis, we have a long track record of keeping atopic dermatitis under coltrol, preventing future outbreaks.
Contact Kristin Walker M.D. today. We’ll schedule your consultation and assess your skin’s condition. We’ll go over your options and determine which is the best course of treatment to suit your unique, distinct needs. We look forward to helping you manage your skin condition and maintain a normal, functional life.