Bhavin Patel, MD and Achin Kim, MD

 

Rochester Hills Location:  950 West Avon Road, Suite A-5 • Rochester Hills, MI 48307 • 248-651-1133

Troy Location:  4600 Investment Drive • Suite 110 • Troy, MI 48098 • 248-267-5008

The EASE Program

Eczema Awareness, Support and Education

 

Eczema can be different for everyone who has it. Yet, no matter how severe your eczema is, everyone deals with the same basic symptoms—dry skin, sore rashes and intense itch. It can be frustrating and uncomfortable trying to manage eczema and keep 'flare ups' under control. At its most severe, eczema can cause serious health problems, profoundly affect quality of life, and interfere with normal, everyday activities. The EASE Program site can help.

Where can I find out more about eczema?

 

ECZEMA

(Source: The Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology)

 

What is eczema?

Atopic Dermatitis (AD)

 

Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a chronic skin condition related to immune dysfunction in the layers of the skin. It usually begins in infancy or early childhood and is often associated with asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay fever) or food allergy.

 

What are the symptoms of eczema?

Itchy bumps, blisters or very dry skin that:

 

• Appear as red to brownish-gray colored patches

• May “weep” or leak fluid that crusts over when scratched

 

In infants, eczema often appears on the cheeks, forehead or scalp. Children are prone to have the rash at the bend of the elbow joint, wrists, behind the knees and behind the ears. Adolescents and young adults typically have the rash in the same locations as children, as well as on the hands and feet.

 

How is eczema diagnosed?

Identifying the cause of the skin irritation is essential to relieving the symptoms. The allergists/immunologists at Allergy & Asthma Physicians of Rochester Hills can help diagnose allergies that could be causing your symptoms.

 

How is eczema treated?

With an accurate diagnosis, we can help you avoid the triggers that cause a reaction. We may also prescribe medications that will relieve the itchiness and take care of any bacterial infections causing eczema flares.

Bhavin Patel, MD • Achin Kim, MD

Board Certified in Pediatric and Adult Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.