Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis

Eczema is a general term we use for rashes where the skin appears red, dry, scaly, and itchy. Depending upon the situation, you or your child’s eczema may be driven by variables inherent in the way the skin has been built or by outside environmental factors, and often times both. Twenty percent of children are affected by a type of eczema called atopic dermatitis, which presents at a young age and can be quite disruptive due to itch, lack of sleep and the associated stress it can cause. While there is not a cure for this, we have many tools to significantly improve the skin, decrease itch, reduce the risk of infection, and help manage the condition. Other common forms of eczema include contact dermatitis – caused by allergies to specific exposures in the environment – or stasis dermatitis – which can occur on the legs when fluid accumulates and prevents proper hydration of the skin. We’ll help sort out which type of eczema you have and develop a treatment plan utilizing both topical therapies and ground-breaking “biologics”, when needed.

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If you have psoriasis, you are not alone – millions of people in the U.S. have this immune-system mediated rash. It has many forms, classically affecting the elbows and knees as pink scaly spots, but can appear anywhere from the scalp to the genitals and even the nails. There is also a form of arthritis that affected individuals may develop over time, called psoriatic arthritis. Fortunately, the breadth of medications is continually growing for the treatment of psoriasis, as we continue to learn about the inflammatory pathways that lead to the changes we see in the skin. Our team will develop a treatment regimen with you that may include a combination of prescription creams, light treatments, oral medications, or biologic injections. Our group has worked with the world’s leaders in psoriasis —  let us share our cares with you.

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Other Rashes

While eczema and psoriasis represent the most common types of rashes on the skin, there are many others causes of a skin rash, some of which may be a sign of an internal medical condition, a drug allergy, an autoimmune disease, or associated with pregnancy. Our expertise can help identify and manage these as well.

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If you would like to learn more about eczema and psoriasis treatments, please contact Dr. Dabade.

Plainfield(815) 267-8830Morris(815) 941-1877Burr Ridge(630) 455-9292